Keto brussels sprouts are oven-roasted in a cast-iron skillet with bits of bacon. Crispy caramelized brussels sprouts have a delightful hint of nutty sweetness. An easy side dish that goes with just about anything.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
If you're looking to add another low-carb vegetable to your favorite side dish list, give keto brussels sprouts with bacon a try!
Roasting them in the oven with bacon brings out their flavor and creates that beautiful caramelized flavor and color.
A cast iron skillet works great for this recipe because it distributes heat evenly, but you could always use a sheet pan when it comes time to place them in the oven.
Best Vegetables for Roasting
Roasted root vegetables are delicious, however, almost any vegetable can be roasted in the oven.
- Broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, yellow squash, spaghetti squash
- Bell peppers, onions, asparagus
please see the printable recipe card for a detailed ingredient list and helpful information
- Thick-cut bacon slices
- Fresh brussels sprouts, washed, trimmed, and cut in half
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Keto brussels sprouts are ready to eat in under 30 minutes! For best results, refer to the actual Recipe Card.
(1) Cook the bacon in a large cast-iron skillet. Remove bacon from the skillet and blot with paper towels to remove excess fat before crumbling.
(2) In a large bowl, toss halved Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
(3) Heat skillet over medium-high heat and add Brussels sprouts. Cook for several minutes until they begin to turn brown. Add the crumbled bacon to the skillet and place in the oven. Roast for 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway through, until the sprouts turn a rich, caramelized color.
(4) Remove skillet from oven, plate the brussels sprouts, and enjoy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, rinse them well first, then pat dry. Trim the ends off and remove any leaves that have brown spots. Slice them in half before roasting them.
Storing in the Fridge
Keep fresh, unwashed brussels sprouts refrigerated for 3-5 days after purchase for best results. Once cooked, they will stay fresh for up to 3 days. Store cooked brussels sprouts in airtight containers. I like to use BPA-free glass containers with locking lids. Check out this 18-piece set of glass food storage containers with locking lids.
The best way to reheat keto brussels sprouts is in the oven. This way, they will regain some of their crispiness. Place them in a 400F oven for about 5-10 minutes or until hot and crispy. Alternatively, you can warm them in the microwave, in a covered dish, for just a couple of minutes. Overheating can cause mushy Brussels sprouts, and we don't want that!
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Keto Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
- cast iron skillet
- large bowl
- measuring spoons
- large spoon
- 1-½ pounds fresh Brussels sprouts, washed, trimmed, and cut in half
- 4 slices of thick-cut bacon
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 400 F.
- In a large cast-iron skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat. Flip the bacon over one time to cook evenly on both sides.
- Remove the skillet from the heat, and place the cooked bacon on some paper towels to drain the fat off. Blot bacon with paper towels to remove excess fat and then crumble the bacon (leave in large pieces if you like).
- Toss the Brussels sprouts and olive oil in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Just a little sprinklng of each is all you need.
- Return the skillet to the stove and heat to medium-high. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook for several minutes until they begin to brown. Add the bacon pieces to the skillet and put into the pre-heated oven. Roast for 10 minutes, stir, and roast for another 10-15 minutes or until the sprouts turn a rich, dark color.
- Remove skillet from oven and enjoy.
This recipe was originally published in 2019 and was updated in 2022.
The nutritional information does not include tequila. Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy to my readers. I'm not a nutritionist and I don't guarantee the accuracy of this data. The data may differ according to the brands I used versus the brands you use. To calculate the data yourself using your brands, try using an online nutrition calculator or app.