Paleo Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

When cooked properly, Brussels sprouts taste fantastic. In this easy recipe, Brussels are seared in a pan, the medium-high heat caramelizes their natural sugars bringing out an amazing flavor. It’s my go-to, quick and easy side dish, Whole30 compliant and Paleo friendly. On top of that, Brussels sprouts are a great source of vitamins K, C, folate and fiber. Now let’s cook!!
Paleo Brussels Sprouts and Bacon


  • 1 pound brussels sprouts (tough ends cut off, each Brussels sprout cut in half lengthwise)
  • 4 slices bacon (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
Prep time:
5 minutes
Cook time:
20 minutes
Total time:
25 minutes
Yield: 4 servings | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes


1. Heat skillet over medium-high heat and add chopped bacon. Cook until crispy, then remove to a plate, lined with a paper towel. Leave the fat in the skillet.

2. Add the halved Brussels sprouts to the skillet (preferably cut side down). Sear for about 5-7 minutes, until you get a nice brown color. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss to turn them over and cook for another 5 minutes. Toss again, lower the heat to medium, and cook for another 3-5 minutes, until tender inside.

3. Top with crispy bacon pieces and enjoy!

Products I recommend for this recipe


Garlic Powder

Garlic Powder
Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

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This looks amazing. I'm going to have to try this!


I absolutely love brussel sprouts and bacon. It’s one of my go-to sides.

Agree, these seared brussels make a great side dish with flavor that will stand up to any meat ;) - Alena

Sprouts and bacon

Hi, Thank you for this recipe. I know I'm very much in the minority but ... I love sprouts! They only ever seem to get a look-in at Christmas - and even then many people avoid them like the plague! Hopefully this recipe should win some converts :-)

It should ;) Brussels and bacon make such a great combo, friends who don’t even usually like Brussels sprouts ask me to make this... - Alena

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