Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Cream

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Brussel sprouts

Earthy Brussels sprouts and meaty bacon come together in this sensational side dish, made even better with shallots, heavy cream and thyme. Easy enough to make on a weeknight and elegant enough to serve to guests!

Serves: 6
Difficulty: easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Diet: Keto, GF


2 lb Brussels sprouts, halved if large
6 oz bacon, diced
4 oz shallots, sliced thin
8 oz heavy cream
½ t sea salt
¼ t black pepper, ground
1 t fresh thyme, stems removed and chopped


Blanch sprouts in boiling, lightly salted water until just tender, 3-4 min. Drain and shock in ice water. When cool, drain and blot dry on paper towels. Sauté bacon over med heat until almost crisp; add shallots and cook until softened, 2 min. Add sprouts, cream, salt, black pepper and thyme. Bring to a simmer until sprouts are heated through and cream is slightly thickened. Serve hot.