Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Onions and Walnuts


Need a last minute Thanksgiving side dish?? These Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Onions and Walnuts have got you covered! They’re quick and easy to make and super delicious!

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Onions and Walnuts

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

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

Really though these brussels sprouts are just that much better with the bacon, onions, and walnuts. More flavors, more textures and more happy well fed people :).

And these aren’t just for Thanksgiving obviously – they’d make a great side dish to any number of main entrees this season. Or just eat a heaping bowl of this for lunch, that’s cool too.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I hope you have a memorable day with family and friends!

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Onions and Walnuts


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!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 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 walntus
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard


  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

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  • 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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