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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 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!

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!

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.

Brussels Sprouts in Aflredo Sauce topped with bacon

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.  Read more about Brussels Sprouts nutrition from Dr Axe. 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

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.

Watch Natasha Make this Recipe:

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

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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.

Brussels Sprouts in Alfredo Sauce

4.96 from 47 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: brussels sprouts
Calories: 240 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 browned. Remove bacon to a plate, keeping 3 Tbsp of bacon fat in the pan.

  2. 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.

  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 240 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 752mg33%
Potassium 480mg14%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1536IU31%
Vitamin C 98mg119%
Calcium 123mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Joanna
    January 8, 2020

    Freaking delicious. My husband loved it. I served with a side of bow tie pasta and when combined, made the perfect lunch. Yumm! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Joanna! Reply

  • Priscilla
    December 11, 2019

    This looks amazing. Question: If using a jar of Alfredo sauce, would the lemon juice still be added? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 11, 2019

      You are welcome to omit by preference at that point. I haven’t tested that with a jar to advise otherwise. Reply

  • wilhelmina
    December 2, 2019

    I made this delicious dish for my husband who is doing a low carb diet. It was a huge hit! Delicious!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 2, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that, Wilhelmina! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Sara Welch
    December 2, 2019

    These were decadently creamy with the perfect amount of flavor and crunch! Made an excellent side dish with dinner last night! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 2, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Sara! Reply

    • Tatyana Shishlo
      December 21, 2019

      These are so good!!!! Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 21, 2019

        I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Tatyana! Reply

  • Jamielyn
    December 2, 2019

    These were amazing! So much flavor. My husband even loved these! Reply

    • Natasha
      December 2, 2019

      That is fantastic! Thank you for sharing that with me. My husband is a fan of this Brussels sprouts recipe also – his favorite version. Reply

  • Katie
    December 2, 2019

    The best way to eat brussels sprouts. Everyone in our family will eat them this way! Reply

    • Natasha
      December 2, 2019

      Hi Katie! I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for the amazing review! Reply

  • Rennie
    November 30, 2019

    Hello, this looks lovely. I was wondering if you could tell me what the brand is of the blue pan you are using. It seems like a very handy one, a bit in between pan and a deeper casserolle.
    I will definitely prepare this. BTW I live in Brussels. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 30, 2019

      Hi Rennie, it is one of our favorites! You can find the Staub Braiser we used hereReply

      • Rennie
        December 11, 2019

        Thanks, Natasha. I tried the recipe and it’s very easy and delicious. Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 11, 2019

          I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Mary
    November 28, 2019

    These are sooo delicious!! They were a hit at thanksgiving dinner! Thank you! Will be making again! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 29, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Mary! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Amber
    November 27, 2019

    Soo delicious and easy to make! We added chicken and poured it on top of fettuccine noodles. Made my non-brussel sprout loving kiddo love them! My husband loved it too. Normally he will add more spice or hot sauce to a meal, but he didn’t add a thing to this! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 28, 2019

      That is the best when kids & husbands love what we moms make. That’s so great! Reply

  • Terri Montgomery
    November 24, 2019

    Can you use a jar o Alfredo sauce instead of cream? Reply

    • Natasha
      November 24, 2019

      Hi Terri, I think that could work as a shortcut. Reply

      • Terri Montgomery
        November 24, 2019

        thank you very much. Reply

  • Cristina
    November 23, 2019

    I tried this recipe, it came out really good. I just changed the bacon for shrimp not a big fan of bacon. THANK YOU FOR SHARING! Reply

    • Natasha
      November 24, 2019

      Oh my goodness that sounds amazing! Did you cook the shrimp first and then add it later? Reply

      • Maria
        December 4, 2019

        Do you think I can use frozen Brussel sprouts?? If yes defrost them first? Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 4, 2019

          Hi Maria, 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

  • Rachael
    November 19, 2019

    Do you think canned coconut milk would work for this recipe? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 19, 2019

      Hi Rachael, I have not tested that with coconut milk to advise. If you experiment please let me know how you like that. Reply

  • Foster
    November 19, 2019

    This was so good made it this morning Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 19, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Foster! Thank you for sharing that with me! Reply

  • Rona Moores
    September 30, 2019

    I have made a lot of your recipes and I love them, haven’t had a bad one yet. I am going to make the Brussel sprouts this week, we love them. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 30, 2019

      Aww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me! Reply

  • Carina Z
    September 14, 2019

    I’m not a huge fan of Brussel sprouts, but these i can eat all day! They are always a huge hit at our dinner parties! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2019

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

  • Melissa Montgomery
    July 16, 2019

    Made these tonight and they were delicious!! A perfect side dish. Thanks so much for sharing! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 16, 2019

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

  • Patsy Sim
    June 23, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    Is there a recipe with Brussels Sprouts but not in Alfredo Sauce? Do you have other ways to cook Brussels Sprouts ? Thank You Reply

  • 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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