Creamy Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe

Indulge in a mouthwatering side dish of Creamy Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts with Bacon. This savory recipe combines crispy bacon with tender Brussels sprouts, all smothered in a creamy garlic Parmesan sauce. Perfect for holiday dinners or a special weeknight meal, these Brussels sprouts are sure to be a hit!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 6 slices of bacon, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Brussels Sprouts:
  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Trim the ends of the Brussels sprouts and cut them in half.
  1. Cook the Bacon:
  • In a large oven-safe skillet, cook the diced bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside, leaving the bacon fat in the skillet.
  1. Sauté the Brussels Sprouts:
  • Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter to the skillet with the bacon fat.
  • Add the halved Brussels sprouts to the skillet, cut side down. Cook for 5-7 minutes, until they start to brown and caramelize.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  1. Prepare the Creamy Sauce:
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low. Pour in the heavy cream, stirring to combine.
  • Add the grated Parmesan cheese, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using). Stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  1. Combine and Bake:
  • Return the cooked bacon to the skillet, mixing it with the Brussels sprouts and creamy sauce.
  • Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the Brussels sprouts are tender and the sauce is bubbly.
  1. Serve:
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley before serving.

Enjoy your delicious Creamy Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts with Bacon!

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