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These taste amazing! Bacon always makes things better, right? Make-Ahead Brussels Sprouts and Bacon is the perfect make-ahead side dish for any dinner. Serve it as a Thanksgiving side dish, Christmas side dish or potluck side dish. This is even a 2-ingredient side dish.

Make-Ahead Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

A delicious side dish perfect for Thanksgiving, potlucks, or any other dinner. You can use this as a make-ahead recipe or eat them right away. They're simply irresistible.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8


  • 2 lbs. Brussels Sprouts
  • 1 lb. Bacon


  1. Slice the Brussels Sprouts in a food processor.

  2. Dice the bacon into 1/2 inch pieces.

  3. Cook the bacon in the dutch oven until it is crispy, then remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate.

  4. Remove the bacon grease from the pan, leaving about 2 T. behind.

  5. Saute the Brussels Sprouts in the bacon grease with some salt until they are just tender. Be careful not to overcook or they will become gray and mushy.

  6. When they are finished cooking, salt to taste and stir the crumbled bacon back in.