Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Onions


  • 6 slices lower-sodium bacon
  • 1/2 large white onion, diced
  • 30 Brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste (optional)


Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels, retaining grease in the skillet. Crumble bacon.

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Cook and stir onion in the bacon grease over medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts; cook and stir until Brussels sprouts are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Season Brussels sprouts mixture with salt and pepper.

Sprinkle bacon over Brussels mixture and stir. Remove skillet from heat, transfer Brussels sprouts mixture to a serving bowl, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.