Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon


Even if you think you don’t like them, these cheesy Brussels sprouts with bacon will definitely change your mind!  Cheesy, creamy, and FULL of flavor!


Brussels sprouts are a vegetable that a lot of people aren’t a fan of, but these cheesy Brussels sprouts with bacon will convert just about anyone to a full-on sprout lover!!

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon | These Brussels sprouts are sautéed with shallots and garlic, topped with cream, two types of cheese, sprinkled with bacon, and baked until bubbly. It will convert even the most die hard Brussels sprouts haters! | http://thechunkychef.com

Growing up, I HATED brussels sprouts… with a passion!  My Dad loved them, but even the smell of them cooking would be enough for me to scrunch up my face in disgust.  As an adult, I’ve been trying things more and more, and once I tried them sautéed with some hazelnut butter, or roasted on a sheet pan, I realized, I’d be totally missing out.  Sprouts are fantastic!!  But once I tried them this way, sautéed with shallots and garlic, drizzled with cream, smothered in gooey cheese and topped with crispy bacon… I officially fell in LOVE!!

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon | These Brussels sprouts are sautéed with shallots and garlic, topped with cream, two types of cheese, sprinkled with bacon, and baked until bubbly. It will convert even the most die hard Brussels sprouts haters! | http://thechunkychef.com

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The smell of these brussels sprouts cooking was mouthwatering, and taking the photos for this post was pure torture… I wanted to eat some!!  Once this photo shoot was over, I literally stood there eating forkful after forkful before I realized I should probably save some for dinner to share lol.

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon | These Brussels sprouts are sautéed with shallots and garlic, topped with cream, two types of cheese, sprinkled with bacon, and baked until bubbly. It will convert even the most die hard Brussels sprouts haters! | http://thechunkychef.com

You may have seen recipes like this floating around on Pinterest, but most of them require you to make a béchamel sauce before baking.  That certainly isn’t incredibly difficult or even time consuming, but I wanted a recipe you could literally just add things to the pot (after sautéing) and bake.  Easy. Peasy.

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon | These Brussels sprouts are sautéed with shallots and garlic, topped with cream, two types of cheese, sprinkled with bacon, and baked until bubbly. It will convert even the most die hard Brussels sprouts haters! | http://thechunkychef.com

Plus, just look at the gooey results!!

The part that takes the longest here, is prepping your brussels sprouts… sometimes those little buggers can be tedious to remove the bottom part of the core, peel away any really loose leaves, and slice in half.  Especially for this recipe, when you’re going to want about 32 oz of sprouts (2 lbs).

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon | These Brussels sprouts are sautéed with shallots and garlic, topped with cream, two types of cheese, sprinkled with bacon, and baked until bubbly. It will convert even the most die hard Brussels sprouts haters! | http://thechunkychef.com

One bite of these cheesy Brussels sprouts with bacon, and you’ll realize how much it was worth it!  I can’t tell you that these converted my sprout-hating children… although it did convince my daughter to try one, which is a victory in and of itself.. but for any adults… I think these would absolutely convert them to a sprout lover!!

Another reason I love these sprouts (other than the obvious cheese and bacon!), is that they’re really versatile!

  • they’d be a fabulous side dish at a holiday meal (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc)
  • they’d be amazing alongside a fancy weekend meal or be served to company
  • the quick cooking time (less than 30 minutes!!), makes them ideal to serve on a busy weeknight!
  • they also re-heat really well!

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon | These Brussels sprouts are sautéed with shallots and garlic, topped with cream, two types of cheese, sprinkled with bacon, and baked until bubbly. It will convert even the most die hard Brussels sprouts haters! | http://thechunkychef.com

Oh yeah, that was me totally sneaking a bite!!

I really hope you all give these Cheesy Brussels sprouts with Bacon a try… you definitely won’t regret it!!


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Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon | These Brussels sprouts are sautéed with shallots and garlic, topped with cream, two types of cheese, sprinkled with bacon, and baked until bubbly. It will convert even the most die hard Brussels sprouts haters! | http://thechunkychef.com
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5 from 7 votes
8 servings
Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
22 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

Even if you think you don't like them, these cheesy Brussels sprouts with bacon will definitely change your mind! Cheesy, creamy, and FULL of flavor!

Calories: 330 kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup sliced shallots (this was about 2 shallots for me)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 32 oz bag of fresh Brussels sprouts, cored and halved (or equivalent amount of smaller containers)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream (might be labeled as heavy whipping cream)
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese (freshly grated is best)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese (freshly grated is best)
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (or about 1/2 cup bacon bits)
  • minced fresh parsley, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Add butter to a large oven safe pan or skillet, and heat over MED heat.  Add Brussels sprouts, shallots and garlic, seasoning with kosher salt, black pepper and paprika.  Saute, stirring occasionally, about 5-8 minutes. 

  2. Remove pan from heat, pour in heavy cream.  Sprinkle shredded cheddar and gruyere cheese all over the Brussels sprouts.  Top with crumbled bacon and bake about 12 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.  

  3. Sprinkle with additional black pepper and minced parsley if desired.

Recipe Notes
  1. If you desire a more browned cheesy top, broil on high for a minute or so after baking.
  2. For a deeper bacon flavor, dice uncooked bacon slices and cook in oven safe pan or skillet until browned and crispy.  Remove with a slotted spoon, add 1 Tbsp butter, and saute Brussels sprouts and shallots as directed.  Continue with recipe. - this adds flavor, but also adds more time to cook

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Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon | These Brussels sprouts are sautéed with shallots and garlic, topped with cream, two types of cheese, sprinkled with bacon, and baked until bubbly. It will convert even the most die hard Brussels sprouts haters! | http://thechunkychef.com

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30 comments on “Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon”

  1. How could anyone not like brussels sprouts when they look like this?! Holy yum!

  2. This looks so incredible!

    Growing up, my dad was never one for much vegetables outside canned green beans and corn, so I thought salad was a fancy, special treat – ha! But there’s something so magical about roasting veggies that make them really shine – and the cheese and bacon?! Oh yes, please.

  3. My husband loves brussels sprouts and has been trying to get me to like them too. I’ll definitely be making these because adding cheese and bacon sounds like a perfect way to convert me to loving them!

  4. I don’t think I became a fan of Brussels sprouts until I was on my own and cooking in my own kitchen!! Yes, béchamel sauce is not that hard to put together, but this idea you have for them is quite delectable and so tempting!!

  5. This is exactly how I want my brussels sprouts! Delicious!

  6. My kids (and husband!) would definitely be more likely to have brussels sprouts especially with this recipe! What a great combination of flavors you have going on!

  7. For the parents who struggle to make their kids eat Brussels sprouts… THIS IS PERFECT!

  8. Once again, I’ve felt in love with your recipe. All of the ingredients match perfectly. I’m looking for some recipes so that I can add more veggie in my little boy’s daily meals. So, thank you so so much!
    P/s: Your photos are always gorgeous!

  9. How do you think this would do,cooking it and eating it at a covered dish lunch a couple hours later ? I woul keep it heated.

  10. This looks deelish! Garlic is listed on the ingredients, but no mention of it after that?

  11. The video uses green onions, not shallots. Google what a shallot is.

    I made something almost identical to this for Thanksgiving last year. It was a huge hit!

    • Hi Cheryl 🙂 Yeah, I know exactly what a shallot is, thanks though. There was a miscommunication between myself and the video production company that made the video. The recipe works either way… so there’s no need to be rude. Glad your version was a hit!

      • I was gonna say it looked like scallions and not shallots… if both work ok, Which would be preferred. It looks fantastic! Hubs loves his brussels sprouts. Me – I like bacon and cheese – so it’s a compromise os sorts!

        • Thanks Joanie 🙂 Yeah the video production company is located in Australia, and over there, shallots are basically green onions. Shallots are what I prefer… sounds like a great win-win for you and your husband!

  12. Thanks! Recipes great!

  13. I still dont see the whole label for the nutritional value if this meal.

    • Hi Caroline. I don’t provide the entire nutrition label, as I’m not a nutritionist and don’t want to give anyone false information. You can easily copy the ingredients into your favorite online nutritional calculator for the full results.

  14. Would frozen brussel sprouts work?

  15. Made this for thanksgiving dinner and it was a hit. I had to substitute Asiago cheese for the gruyere since it was what I had. Definitely a keeper.

  16. Hi there, I’m making this dish for Christmas tomorrow, and I was wondering if I could transfer the spouts to a casserole dish after sautéing them in my skillet, and before adding the cream and cheese ??

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  18. Hi I wanted to ask if you knew how many carbs are in this dish?
    Ty

  19. Let me just say, this’ll is the first time I have ever had or made Brussels sprouts & these we’re so yummy! It’s so easy to make & I never changed a thing, made exactly as the recipe was written.will make again and again. The sauce will go good on anything!

  20. This recipe was so easy! The finished product looked close to the photo, they were so good!! Tgey will definitely be on rotation at my house!

  21. Can you tell me how much this recipe yields, I’d like to make if for around 12 people. Thanks. 🙂