This Keto Brussels Sprouts with Bacon recipe is perfect for a low carb diet. If you need a quick and easy keto side dish, the basic ingredients make this the perfect choice. Making this recipe is a delicious way to add flavor and taste to veggies for the whole family to enjoy.
Who says that sticking to the keto diet has to be hard? These Keto Brussel sprouts prove that finding a great low carb vegetable like this and pairing it with salty and delicious bacon just might be the best way to create a low-carb side dish.
The first time you make this, you're going to be hooked. The tender Brussels paired with the salty bacon is a good option for a great side dish or even an easy recipe to make on a weekly basis. The flavor is just that good!
Be sure to check out my Keto Bacon Wrapped Chicken which can be a great main entree to pair with this side dish. There are so many yummy low carb recipes to try!
Bacon - You can change the type of bacon that you use each time. Sweet bacon, spicy bacon, and thick-cut bacon are all some of my top favorites.
Brussels sprouts - Trim and prep them before cooking them.
How to make Keto Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Step One: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with olive oil cooking spray.
Step Two: Wrap a strip of bacon around each spout.
Step Three: Bake for 35-50 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and the Brussels sprouts are tender. Drain on a paper towel.
Spices - Add some garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, or any other seasoning you like. Since bacon is naturally salty all they may need is a bit of sea salt.
Add some heat - You can always make food spicy - always. Since this recipe is made with simple ingredients, why not add one more? Topping with a little bit of red pepper flakes or some hot sauce is a fun flavor.
Drizzle a little bit of maple syrup - You have to be careful here and find syrup that you can use for the keto diet, but turning this recipe into a Keto Maple Brussel Sprouts recipe sounds divine.
Cook this in a cast-iron skillet - The fun part about making these crispy Brussels sprouts is that you can cook your favorite vegetable in many different ways. The oven is a great way to crisp the outer leaves, but a skillet can be a great option, too. You can actually cut up the bacon or use bacon bits, cut up the fresh Brussels sprouts as well, and make more of a simple mixture to cook over medium-high heat. I do this mixture a lot and eat it as the ultimate side dish. The finished dish looks way different, but I assure you that the flavor is still there. If you're a fan of Brussels sprouts, you'll love the options.
Use turkey bacon - If you want to switch out pork bacon and use turkey bacon, you can. But just know that it won't give you the same crunchy texture or taste.
Are Brussels Sprouts keto?
Yes, Brussels sprouts are indeed keto-friendly. These small cruciferous vegetables are low in carbs and high in fiber, making them an excellent choice for those following a ketogenic diet. With only about 6 grams of net carbs per cup, Brussels sprouts can be enjoyed as a side dish or incorporated into various keto recipes. Additionally, they provide essential nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate, which contribute to overall health and well-being. So go ahead and add some roasted or sautéed Brussels sprouts to your keto meal plan without any hesitation.
How do I make Cheesy Brussels sprouts?
You can easily add some cheese to this tasty keto recipe! I've found that the best results is to sprinkle a little bit of shredded mozzarella cheese right on top. You can also make a simple cheesy sauce to dip these roasted Brussels sprouts into.
Another great option is to make this great recipe completely and then sprinkle Parmesan cheese right on top as well.
How do I know when Brussels sprouts are cooked completely?
During the cooking process, the first thing that you want to look for is some golden brown coloring on the sprouts. Since they're wrapped in bacon, you will also need to pay attention to the bacon as well and ensure that it's cooked all the way.
Cooking the two main ingredients in the oven together for the duration of time listed on the printable recipe card should result in perfectly cooked bacon and sprouts.
What should I do with the leftover bacon grease?
If you have bacon grease at the bottom of your baking sheet, you can store it for later and use it in your cooking. I've used leftover bacon fat for cooking other foods, and it's yummy! You can add it to a large skillet and sautee sweet potatoes or even other veggies. It adds the perfect salty flavor and taste!
The great thing about saving bacon grease to use in other recipes is that it will save you money from buying other oils. Plus, it really just adds such a delicious flavor to other foods! It's a must-try.
- 16 pieces bacon cut in half
- 32 fresh Brussels sprouts
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Wrap each sprout with half a strip of bacon.
- Bake for 35-50 minutes or until the bacon is crisp and the sprouts are tender.