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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Onions

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Onions

Fresh herbs, onion and bacon pair beautifully with Brussels sprouts. This vegetable loves the cool weather of fall and early winter. If you can find them still attached to the stalk, don’t be intimidated—buy them, as they’re likely more fresh. All you need to do is slice off each sprout with a paring knife. However you find them at the market, this is a delicious way to prepare them. (Recipe adapted from The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters.)

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 sprigs thymeor savory, plus 2 teaspoons leaves, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice(optional)

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. If sprouts are very small, cut in half; otherwise cut into quarters. Cook the sprouts until barely tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring, until brown but not crisp, 3 to 6 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to drain on a paper towel. Pour out all but about 1 tablespoon bacon fat from the pan.
  • Add oil to the pan and heat over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until soft but not browned, reducing the heat if necessary, about 4 minutes. Stir in thyme (or savory) sprigs, salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium-high, add the Brussels sprouts, and cook, tossing or stirring occasionally, until tender and warmed through, about 3 minutes. Remove the herb sprigs. Add the bacon, thyme (or savory) leaves and lemon juice, if using, and toss.

Tips

MAKE AHEAD TIPS
  • Prepare through Step 1, rinse with cold water; store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Finish with Steps 2-3, 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

AUTHOR Recipe adapted from Alice Waters
BRAND EatingWell

YIELD 10 servings, about ¾ cup each
SERVINGS 10
ACTIVE TIME 35 minutes
TOTAL TIME 35 minutes

Nutrition

Per serving 81 Calories
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Mono Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 333 mg
Fiber 3 g
Protein 5 g
Potassium 432 mg
Added Sugars 0 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Calcium 49 mg
Folate 77 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamin B3 1 mg
Carbohydrate Servings ½

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