I wasn’t your average kid when it came to vegetables. I really liked Brussels sprouts.
I regularly requested them with my dinner, and my mother obliged. Many years later, I still love them. Last year at Thanksgiving, my brother introduced me to the idea of slicing the sprouts rather than steaming them whole. I love them this way, and I don’t think I’ll be going back to the steamer any time soon.
We had a nice little Easter brunch yesterday with waffles, bacon, and mango. We held back from eating all the bacon and we saved 3 pieces to jazz up our Brussels sprouts. This made for a delicious side dish, although my children picked out the bits of bacon to eat and left the green stuff on their plates. Hopefully they’ll come around some day.
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
$.83 per serving
- 10 ounces Brussels sprouts rinsed and thinly sliced
- 3 pieces of cooked bacon chopped into bits
- 1 tablespoon bacon grease
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Warm the bacon grease and olive oil in a skillet on medium heat and add the sliced Brussels sprouts.
Cover and cook on medium for a few minutes, stirring every 30 seconds or so. Add the bacon bits and cook for a few more minutes, until the sprouts are tender but still bright green.
Brussels Sprouts Price Breakdown
This recipe costs $3.30 to make, or $.83 per serving. Brussels Sprouts with Bacon is a versatile side dish with lots of flavor, perfect for a holiday meal.
Is there a side dish you can’t live without on Thanksgiving? I’m always looking for new ideas, so please share your must-have holiday side dishes in the comments.