Shaved Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Shaved brussel sprouts with bacon is an easy, fast, and healthy side dish. The sprouts have a bit of sweetness while the bacon brings a lovely crunch and smokiness to the dish. This recipe is SCD (specific carbohydrate diet), Paleo, Whole30, low carb, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and soy free.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, brussel sprouts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 445kcal
Author: Jennifer Brown


  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 pound brussel sprouts
  • 1 large shallot, finely diced
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar


  • Chop bacon into 1 inch pieces and add to a large cold skillet. Place the skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally until the bacon is crisp.
  • While the bacon is cooking up, rinse the sprouts, remove the outer leaves, and trim the stems. Thinly shave the brussel sprouts using a sharp chef's knife or use a food processor with the slicing blade (the sprouts should look like the shredded cabbage from coleslaw).
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the crispy bacon and place on a paper towel lined plate. Leave a tablespoon of grease in the skillet and drain the rest.
  • Place the skillet back over medium heat and saute the shallots for 3 to 5 minutes until translucent. Add the shaved brussel sprouts to the skillet and season with the salt and pepper. Saute for 5 to 8 minutes or until tender.
  • Return the bacon pieces back into the skillet along with the apple cider vinegar and saute an additional 3 minutes.
  • Give a taste test and adjust flavors as needed. Serve warm and enjoy!


  • Some pieces of bacon may cook faster than others, so keep an eye on them and remove as needed.  
  • If the shaved brussel sprouts are a little wet, pat dry with a paper towel before adding to the skillet. 
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days. To re-heat, saute in a skillet over medium heat. 


Calories: 445kcal
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