Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Onions and Walnuts

11.23.2017

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Onions and Walnuts are the perfect last minute side dish! There easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner yet fancy enough for a Thanksgiving feast. You’ll love this combination of flavors and textures!

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Onions and Walnuts

The Quick and Easy Way to Cook Brussels Sprouts

This is one of my favorite ways to cook brussels sprouts. It’s a quick method, they’re easy to make and the end result super tasty!

Bacon is the Perfect Pairing

I noticed a recurring trend in many of the side dishes I shared this season – bacon is a crowning jewel.

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I shared this White Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin finished with bacon, this Slow Cooker Creamed Corn finished with bacon, this Pear Bacon and Brussels Sprout Salad, and now these sauteed brussels sprouts with bacon.

Why bacon in all of them? Because bacon makes everything better.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Onions and Walnuts shown here in a large non-stick skillet

Ingredients Needed for This Recipe

  • Bacon
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Yellow onion
  • Butter
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Walnuts
  • Honey
  • Dijon mustard

How to Make Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

  • Cook bacon in large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 6 – 8 minutes.
  • Transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towels, while leaving rendered bacon drippings in pan.
  • Melt butter along with bacon drippings, then add Brussels sprouts and onions, saute until tender, about 10 minutes, while adding in a few tablespoons of water near the end to prevent them from burning if needed.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add in walnuts, honey and dijon mustard and toss to evenly coat.
  • Cook and toss, 30 seconds. Toss in bacon. Serve warm.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Onions and Walnuts

Tips for Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

  • Use smaller Brussels sprouts, they have better flavor and cook faster.
  • Be sure to toss throughout cooking so Brussels sprouts don’t burn.
  • Add water as needed to prevent over-browning.
  • Finish with honey and dijon for a flavor that perfectly compliments them, or try balsamic vinegar and honey for another delicious option.

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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Onions and Walnuts

5 from 1 vote

These brussels sprouts will likely become a go-to side dish in your rotation! They're perfectly delicious and easy to make. Plus they have such a great flavor combination!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sauteed Brussels Sprouts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 249 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. (4 slices) bacon, chopped
  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 3/4 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 6 - 8 minutes.

  2. Transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towels, while leaving rendered bacon drippings in pan (it helps to press bacon against sides of pan to really drain it off), there should 2 Tbsp (add more butter if not).

  3. Melt butter along with bacon drippings, then add brussels sprouts and onions and saute until tender, about 10 minutes, while adding in a few tablespoons of water near the end to prevent them from burning if needed. 

  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add in walnuts, honey and dijon mustard and toss to evenly coat. 

  5. Cook and toss, 30 seconds. Toss in bacon. Serve warm.
  6. Recipe source: inspired by Food Network

Nutrition Facts
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Onions and Walnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 248mg 10%
Potassium 467mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 16.5%
Vitamin C 95.6%
Calcium 5.1%
Iron 9.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4 comments

  • Maria: Can I make this ahead of time ?? September 28, 2018 at 2:16pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It is best fresh but yes it could be reheated. October 14, 2018 at 8:12pm Reply

  • Amanda: My roommates and I made this as a side dish for our Christmas supper. Made it again the following week because it was that good! Very quick, delicious, and easy to make. I really like the addition of walnuts and the honey-dijon dressing. January 23, 2018 at 2:13pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for the positive feedback! January 23, 2018 at 2:53pm Reply

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