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Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon are cooked in a cast iron skillet and then oven roasted until perfectly caramelized.  A few simple tips will teach you how to make this perfectly crisp vegetable recipe that make a great gluten-free, low-carb, and Paleo side dish!

Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 180 kcal
London Brazil


  • 4 oz. bacon Paleo approved, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts ends trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • See this recipe in Meal Plan #6


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large cast iron skillet over medium heat cook bacon pieces for 8-10 minutes.
    Cooking Paleo, Whole30, and keto bacon pieces in a cast iron skillet.
  3. Remove bacon from skillet and reserve 3 tablespoons of bacon grease. (If you do not have 3 tablespoons, simply add additional olive oil as needed.)
  4. Add garlic to reserved bacon grease and saute for 1 minute over medium-low heat.
  5. Next, place Brussel sprouts cut-side down into the pan, paying careful attention not to overlap the sprouts.

    A cast iron skillet full of Brussels sprouts that do not overlap and are placed in a circle for a low-carb side dish.
  6. Saute Brussel sprouts for 8-10 minutes, or until the flat sides become crispy.

  7. Sprinkle coconut sugar, salt, and pepper into skillet and toss to combine.
    Sprinkling salt and pepper in one image and then showing how to make crispy Brussels sprouts.
  8. Cook Brussel sprouts in preheated oven for 7-10 minutes, or until done to your liking.

  9. Serve sprouts with bacon pieces and enjoy!  See this recipe in Meal Plan #6.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure you use an uncured, no sugar added bacon to make this recipe Paleo compliant.
  • If low-carb or keto: substitute stevia powder for the coconut sugar to bring the carb count down to 10 grams carbohydrates / 4 grams fiber per serving.
  • If Weight Watchers: 6 points/serving with coconut sugar or 5 points/serving with stevia powder.
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 462mg20%
Potassium 497mg14%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 855IU17%
Vitamin C 96.6mg117%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.