Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Being adventurous and trying new things is good while on the other hand, it can be down right scary. As a parent, I want my son to know it is good to be adventurous and try new things.  Let me tell you, this recipe, Sauteed Brussels Sprouts is an adventure you want to take.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a new favorite vegetable for our family. Being real here... I never tasted them until about a month ago and I was pleasantly surprised that I actually liked them.  I have my sister, Lisa, to thank for getting me hooked on these little green gems.

For several years I have heard her talk about Brussels sprouts and asparagus and I finally got tired of hearing about them and decided it was time to do something about it.  I bought a pound of  asparagus and was able to find loose Brussels sprouts and bought six. Yeah,  I did not want to spend a lot of money on something I was afraid no one would like, so six it was.  I called Lisa and she told me both ways she cooks her sprouts and I went from there to create our new favorite side dish. The Brussels sprouts won hands down  and the asparagus was okay, but it was NOT our favorite. (I may have to get a little creative with the asparagus and give them a try again.)  When she heard about our new-found love, she was happy and she now has my recipe for Sauteed Brussels Sprouts.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts


1 pound Brussels sprouts
1 Tablespoo  bacon grease
4-6 slices bacon chopped
1 small onion diced
4-5 mushrooms sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper to taste


Cut off the brown ends of the Brussels sprouts and remove any yellow leaves and cut in half, length wise. In a frying pan, heat bacon grease. Fry the bacon and onions until the bacon is cooked, not too crispy. Add the mushrooms and garlic and saute for about a 3-4 minutes. Add the Brussels sprouts and seasoning, continue sauteing until the Brussels sprouts become soft, not mushy. Remove from heat and serve.

I test my Brussels sprouts while they are cooking, under cooked sprouts are not good but neither are over cooked sprouts.

I'd love to hear if you try the recipe.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

1 comment

  1. I grew up in a family of 8 kids, so there was very little I didn't like when it came to food...we were just happy to eat! But the one thing I recall not liking was brussels sprouts. I have to admit though, I only tasted them once, so maybe it's time to give them another try. Thanks for sharing this!


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