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Brussels Sprouts in Alfredo Sauce (VIDEO)

Brussels Sprouts in a creamy parmesan garlic alfredo sauce topped with crispy bacon is our favorite way to eat brussels sprouts. A quick and easy holiday-worthy side dish that comes together in one-pan!

Brussels Sprouts in Alfredo Sauce with brussel sprouts in pan

Brussels Sprouts Recipe:

Homemade Alfredo sauce makes these brussels sprouts irresistible. It is so easy to make, has simple ingredients and comes together in minutes! Alfredo sauce is the easiest way to elevate a home cooked meal to a restaurant quality dish, like our chicken alfredo or creamy shrimp alfredo.

Cook’s Tip: The key to a great Alfredo sauce is to bring the sauce just to a simmer after adding the parmesan so the cheese just melts into the sauce and makes it smooth. If you overcook Alfredo, the cheese will curdle.

Brussels Sprouts in Aflredo Sauce topped with bacon

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How to Select Brussels Sprouts:

Brussel sprouts are grown on long stocks but most grocery stores sell them as sprouts cut off the stock. We source organic brussels sprouts from Costco and they come in 2 lb bags. Choose brussel sprouts with:

  • Smaller heads which indicate younger, sweeter, tender sprouts
  • Bright green and firm heads
  • Tightly packed leaves

Avoid: large sprouts, discolored leaves and black spots which indicate fungus

Ingredients for brussels sprouts with how to select brussel sprouts

How to Trim Brussel Sprouts:

The process is easy peasy. Cut off the tough, browned base, slice in half and discard any browned or rough leaves, which tend to fall off on their own once you slice the sprouts.

How to trim and cut brussel sprouts

How to Cook Brussels Sprouts in Alfredo Sauce:

This recipe is so easy and comes together in 1 pan. Cooking the sprouts in the bacon grease gives them incredible depth of flavor but you can use olive oil for a lighter dish.

  • Cook the bacon until browned then transfer to a plate keeping 3 Tbsp oil in pan
  • Add trimmed sprouts and season with salt and pepper, cook until tender
  • Add garlic followed by cream, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese.
  • Season to taste, bring to a simmer and garnish with bacon to serve.

How to Cook brussels sprouts in pan

How to Reheat Brussels Sprouts:

This recipe reheats really well and tastes just as good the next day. As with any Alfredo-based recipe, reheat over lower heat, stirring occasionally so the sauce does not separate.

Brussel sprouts recipe with alfredo sauce

Watch Natasha Make Creamy Brussels Sprouts:

I hope you are inspired to make this easy, excellent side dish. It comes together quickly but it is a show stopper that’s loaded with flavor!

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Recipes that Pair well with Brussel Sprouts:

Brussels Sprouts in Alfredo Sauce

4.95 from 18 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Brussels Sprouts in a creamy parmesan garlic alfredo sauce topped with crisp bacon. Quick and easy, holiday-worthy Brussel Sprouts recipe that comes together in one-pan! #brusselsprouts #brusselssprouts #alfredobrusselsprouts #howtocookbrusselsprouts #natashaskitchen

Brussels Sprouts in a creamy parmesan garlic alfredo sauce topped with crisp bacon. Quick and easy, holiday-worthy side dish that comes together in one-pan!

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$12
Keyword: brussel sprouts, brussels sprouts
Calories: 308 kcal
Servings: 8 sides of brussels sprouts

Ingredients

  • 6 oz bacon chopped
  • 2 lbs brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 3/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place a large deep skillet or dutch oven or medium heat. Add 6 oz chopped bacon and cook until browed. Remove bacon to a plate, keeping 3 Tbsp of bacon fat in the pan.

  2. Add trimmed and halved brussels sprouts and season with season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Cover and stir occasionally 8-9 min or until tender and lightly browned.

  3. Add minced garlic and stir 1 minute until fragrant. Add 1 1/2 cups heavy cream and bring to a simmer.

  4. Stir in 1 Tbsp lemon juice then sprinkle the top with 1/3 cup parmesan cheese and stir to combine and season to taste (I added another 1/4 tsp salt). Bring just to a simmer then remove from heat and serve garnished with reserved bacon. 

Nutrition Facts
Brussels Sprouts in Alfredo Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 470mg 20%
Potassium 516mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 31%
Vitamin C 118.2%
Calcium 12.6%
Iron 9.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Lesly Clarke
    April 11, 2019

    Can you tell me what the quart size is of that Staub Braizer you are using? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 11, 2019

      He Lesly we used this 4 quart braiser. Reply

      • Lesly Matter
        April 12, 2019

        Awesome, thanx! I have a Lodge dutch oven and I use it all the time but the 4 quart braiser would be great for dishes like this one. Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          April 12, 2019

          You’re so welcome! Reply

  • Sharon
    March 19, 2019

    Addictive! I’ve made once with bacon and tonight with chopped prosciutto and added a little sauteed onion.
    I LOVE your recipes!☺ Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 19, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with me, Sharon 🙂 Reply

  • Jane
    March 1, 2019

    have never been a fan of Brussels sprouts but this recipe changed that!
    Excellent! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 1, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you so much for sharing that with me 🙂 Reply

  • Marina Tashliyev
    February 27, 2019

    I’ve never cooked Brussels sprouts before but I have tried them, and let me tell you, when I made this… just wow! I loved the flavors, I did replace Parmesan cheese with leftover Asiago because I didn’t have any Parm but it was still super delicious. Thanks for the recipe Natasha! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 27, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe, Marina! Thank you for sharing this review with me! Reply

  • Hannah
    February 7, 2019

    Hi Natisha! I made this dish and it is amazing!!! I just have one question. Is it 308 kcal per serving or Oscar that for the whole dish? Thank you sharing it! Reply

    • Natasha
      February 7, 2019

      Hi Hannah, the calories are always per serving and I have the serving size towards the top of the recipe card. I hope you love these brussels sprouts! 🙂 Reply

  • Dinara Saparova
    February 4, 2019

    “Absolutely delicious!” said my husband after I cooked it for supper. It is v-e-r-y rich though, and it made us feel a little sick/too full to quickly for a little bit afterwards. So I guess next time I need to go easy on all that bacon grease and heavy cream. Maybe reduce the amount of heavy cream. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 4, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Dinara! Reply

  • Kate
    February 3, 2019

    So delicious! Gotta be the best way to eat Brussels sprouts. I’m going to try making it tonight with broccoli since I’m all out of sprouts. Thank you!! Great recipe and so simple, too. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Reply

  • Maria
    January 28, 2019

    OMG!!!! My family couldn’t eat them fast enough, and first time even having brussel sprouts. This is a repeat for sure. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Reply

  • Cristina Sanchez
    January 28, 2019

    Hi Natasha, this was another of your wonderful recipes. I made this recipe, was soooo goood!!! I had my friend for dinner, she loved it!!!!, and she asked me for the recipe. Very easy to make!!!!!
    You are part of our family now, in every dinner your name is mentioned, and that is because I always have a recipe from you!!!
    Blessing for you and your family, God gave you a huge talent!!!!
    Cristina Sanchez Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me :). I’m all smiles! Reply

  • Helen Moore
    January 15, 2019

    My husband isn’t a huge fan of brussel sprouts but when I made this, he said it was definitely a keeper. I did have to use frozen but I did as you suggested and left the cover off the pan. They turned out beautifully. Now I need to try Karina’s idea and use mushrooms ^_^ Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that, Helen!! Thank you for sharing your review with me! Reply

  • Linda Swearingen
    January 6, 2019

    Fixed this for dinner tonight, served it over brown rice……delicious!! Looking forward to trying more of your receipies! 😋 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying my blog! Thank you for sharing that with us 🙂 Reply

  • Thomas Burke
    January 5, 2019

    Natasha:
    Alfredo sauce cries out for pasta, so I added penne regate to your recipe for brussel sprouts aflredo. The combination was outstanding. Love your recipes and videos. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 5, 2019

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that review with me, Thomas! Reply

  • Valentina
    January 3, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    I haven’t really made Brussel Sprouts and just wanted your input. Maybe I did something wrong but my recipe the Brussel Sprouts were bitter, is that the regular taste of them or maybe I did something wrong? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2019

      Hi Valentina, our sprouts were not bitter but some are known to give off more of a bitter flavor since they tend to be a bit more bitter naturally. Reply

    • Dinara Saparova
      February 4, 2019

      It gets bitter if there are burned leaves of Brussels sprouts. You know when you fry them you need to be careful just to brown them a little instead of having a charred side. That’s my experience anyway. Reply

  • Dina
    January 3, 2019

    Your recipes are always ON POINT! Would love to see some more low-carb Keto friendly options! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 3, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me & your feedback! Reply

  • LG
    January 2, 2019

    Does the recipe use 1.5 cups or 2 cups heavy whipping cream? There are different instructions on the ingredients list versus the steps. Reply

    • Natasha
      January 3, 2019

      Hi LG, 1 1/2 cups or 1.5 cups is correct. Thanks for asking! I updated the instructions to clarify. I hope you love the brussel sprouts! Reply

  • Travis Y
    December 31, 2018

    So my wife doesn’t allow me to cook any of your recipes anymore because lately it seems like all of your dishes call for heavy whipping cream! There’s no way your eating this food yourself and staying that small! I love all the recipes of yours that I have tried in the past so please start sharing tasty AND HEALTHY recipes again please! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2018

      Thank you for that feedback, Travis! We have many healthy options to choose from on our blog including delicious smoothies and healthy recipes including salads. Happy New Year! Reply

    • Anna
      January 15, 2019

      Just wanted to comment that I use organic half and half in place of the heavy whipping cream in most of her recipes and everything turns our plenty creamy. 🙂 Reply

  • Donna Blakely
    December 31, 2018

    love your recipes !! Would it be possible to use frozen brussel sprouts ? Reply

    • Natasha
      December 31, 2018

      Hi Donna, this recipe works best with fresh brussels sprouts because frozen brussels sprouts are already softened. If using frozen, I would suggest sautéing with the lid off since they are already softened and just sauté until the edges are browned. Reply

  • Oksana
    December 30, 2018

    I love Brussel sprouts but I’m not really a big fan of Parmesan . What would be your suggestion for a substitute? Thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      December 31, 2018

      Hi Oksana, you could leave the parmesan out or sprinkle with mozzarella and just wait for it to melt then remove from heat. Mozarella doesn’t really incorporate into the sauce the same way so you don’t want to cook it beyond just melting it over the top. It will still be fantastic 🙂 Reply

  • Becky Hardin
    December 29, 2018

    You have my attention. I have to try this asap. Looks so good. Reply

    • Natasha
      December 29, 2018

      Hi Becky, thank you and I hope you absolutely love this brussel sprouts in alfredo recipe! 🙂 Reply

  • December 29, 2018

    Two of my favorite things in one delicious recipe! My family loves this. Reply

    • Natasha
      December 29, 2018

      Hi Toni! I’m so happy to hear that your family loves the brussels sprouts!! Thank you for sharing that great review! Reply

  • Amy Locurto
    December 29, 2018

    Another fabulous idea for Brussels Sprouts. Thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 29, 2018

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Cheryl
    December 29, 2018

    you had me at alfredo sauce!! What a delicious way to enjoy Brussels sprouts Reply

    • Natasha
      December 29, 2018

      Thank you Cheryl!! This is our favorite way to enjoy brussels sprouts – so easy and fancy at the same time 🙂 Reply

  • Courtney O'Dell
    December 29, 2018

    You always have the best recipes, and this dish does not disappoint! So creamy, rich, and delicious! Reply

    • Natasha
      December 29, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the brussels sprouts recipe! Thank you Courtney! Reply

  • Karina
    December 28, 2018

    Wow! Every recipe my husband and I try are beyond amazing and delicious!!! We just made this and added mushrooms (mushrooms never disappoint:)) ate this on top of quinoa. Reply

    • Natasha
      December 28, 2018

      I love the idea of adding mushrooms and serving brussels sprouts over quinoa! YUM!! Reply

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