4-5 servings... prep time: 20 minutes... Cook time: 40 minutes


  • 11 x 17 non-stick baking pan

  • 13” skillet with lid


  • 1 lb baby brussel sprouts

  • 1/2 lb bacon strips

  • Olive oil

  • Pepper

  • Salt

  • Onion powder

  • Garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.

  2. Wrap baking pan with aluminum foil. Place bacon in a single layer on foil on baking pan. Bake for ~20 minutes or until crispy.

  3. Rinse brussel sprouts and cut off ends. Cut brussel sprouts in half, length wise.

  4. Add light coating of olive oil to skillet. Heat skillet on medium heat (i.e. 5/10).

  5. Once oil just starts to smoke, add brussel sprouts. Season lightly with pepper, salt, onion and garlic powder.

  6. Cover and stir occasionally until brussel sprouts are tender, dark green, and slightly browned. Occasionally add a few tablespoons of water to “steam” brussel sprouts as needed, and to deglaze skillet. Taste-test largest brussel sprouts to test doneness.

  7. By the time brussel sprouts are tender, bacon should be done. Remove from baking pan and pat down with paper towel(s) to drain excess oil. Chop bacon finely.

  8. Add bacon to brussel sprouts in skillet. Mix evenly.

  9. Taste test and add seasonings as necessary.