Bacon Alfredo Brussels Sprouts
This here dish is SUPER easy! I personally like it as a main dish, but if you know you need more protein per meal, definitely add a serving of chicken or shrimp.
The nutrition facts for the servings are counted for each one-half cup, for a smaller-sized appetite (which suited me fine). But my husband was better off with a full one-cup serving.
- 6 slices bacon chopped (I use kitchen shears, quick and easy!)
- 2 lbs Brussels sprouts weight before being trimmed, bottoms cut off and all loose leaves removed and tossed.
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped bacon and cook until very well done.
Remove bacon and set aside in a bowl, leaving the drippings behind in the skillet. Set aside.
Make sure all of your Brussels sprouts have had the bottoms chopped off, and all loose leaves removed and thrown out. Chop the sprouts in half length-wise.
In the same skillet, over medium heat, add the sprouts to the bacon fat. Allow them to cook until softened, about 7-9 minutes.
Add in minced garlic and cook about one minute more until garlic is fragrant and softened.
Pour in heavy whipping cream and sprinkle on Parmesan cheese. Toss to combine, and then allow to come to a simmer. Once they are gently simmering, remove from heat.
Taste and add salt and pepper accordingly.
Serving: 1/2 cupCalories: 171kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 8gFat: 12g