Brussels Sprouts in a creamy parmesan garlic alfredo sauce topped with crispy bacon is our favorite way to eat them. This Brussels sprouts recipe is a fun way to dress up classic roasted Brussels sprouts. It’s a quick and easy side dish that comes together in one-pan!

Pass me a bowl of these creamy sprouts and it’s all I need. These disappear fast and always get rave reviews. They are rich and indulgent for sure but I suspect they will be the best Brussels sprouts you’ve tried.

Brussels Sprouts in Alfredo Sauce with brussel sprouts in pan

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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, creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta, or Shrimp Alfredo Pasta.

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.

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What are Brussels Sprouts?

Brussels sprouts are cruciferous vegetables and are essentially mini cabbages. Brussel sprouts are grown on long stocks but most grocery stores sell them as sprouts cut off the stock and sell them by the pound or in prepackaged bags.

They are truly delicious when prepared and seasoned correctly. If you’ve had a bad experience with Brussels sprouts in the past, chances are they were probably squishy and not cooked correctly.

How to Select Brussels Sprouts:

We source organic Brussels sprouts from Costco and they come in 2 lb bags. Choose Brussels 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

Are Brussels Sprouts Good For You?

Brussels sprouts are high in vitamins A, C, and K. They are also an excellent source of folate, fiber, and are packed with cancer-fighting antioxidants. These also have a surprisingly high amount of protein for a vegetable (2 grams protein for 1/2 cup of Brussels sprouts). The added cream, bacon and parmesan bring this recipe to a total of 8 grams protein per serving. P.S. This is a low-carb keto-friendly and gluten-free recipe.

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:

This recipe is so easy and comes together in 1 pan. Cooking the sprouts in the bacon grease gives them an 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 large 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

We have a running list of our best-loved holiday-worthy sides such as Creamy Mashed Potatoes, bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and don’t forget the Dinner Rolls to dip into that creamy alfredo sauce in these Brussels sprouts!

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What to Serve with Brussel Sprouts:

Make your best holiday menu yet with these show-stopping main course recipes. Each of these pairs really well with these Brussels sprouts in alfredo sauce.

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Brussels Sprouts in Alfredo Sauce

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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!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 8 sides of brussels sprouts
  • 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

  • Place a large deep skillet or dutch oven or medium heat. Add 6 oz chopped bacon and cook until browned. Remove bacon to a plate, keeping 3 Tbsp of bacon fat in the pan.
  • Add trimmed and halved brussels sprouts and 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.
  • Add minced garlic and stir 1 minute until fragrant. Add 1 1/2 cups heavy cream and bring to a simmer.
  • 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 Per Serving

240kcal Calories12g Carbs10g Protein19g Fat11g Saturated Fat65mg Cholesterol752mg Sodium480mg Potassium4g Fiber3g Sugar1536IU Vitamin A98mg Vitamin C123mg Calcium2mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Brussels Sprouts in Alfredo Sauce
Amount per Serving
Calories
240
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
19
g
29
%
Saturated Fat
 
11
g
69
%
Cholesterol
 
65
mg
22
%
Sodium
 
752
mg
33
%
Potassium
 
480
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
12
g
4
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
10
g
20
%
Vitamin A
 
1536
IU
31
%
Vitamin C
 
98
mg
119
%
Calcium
 
123
mg
12
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brussels sprouts
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 240

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  • Stephanie
    December 27, 2023

    Oh my. So good. We didn’t prepare them completely per the recipe because we weren’t ready for them. So we set the brussel sprouts aside while we a) prepared the steaks then b) sautéed the mushrooms using the same pan. Thereafter we placed the brussel sprouts back in the pan which now had the flavors of the steaks and mushrooms. We heated them and added the cream and Parmesan. The sauce was more brown than white but the result was amazing. So much flavor. Not sure we could actually replicate the results but so good.

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  • Anna
    November 21, 2023

    Such a simple recipe for such a delicious dish. We make it for almost every holiday, but especially for Thanksgiving. It goes along perfectly with the Turkey and all the trimmings.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 21, 2023

      It’s so perfect for Thanksgiving! Thank you for your wonderful review, Anna!

      Reply

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