Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts bring flavor to cooked bacon in this cheesy side dish, ready in just an hour’s time.

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1 1/4
lb Brussels sprouts (1 to 1 1/2 inch), cut in half (5 cups)*
slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
tablespoon butter or margarine
large onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
tablespoon all-purpose flour
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
teaspoon pepper
cup half-and-half
teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In 3-quart saucepan, place Brussels sprouts; add enough water just to cover. Heat to boiling; boil 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and return to saucepan; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels and set aside. Drain all but 1 tablespoon bacon fat from skillet.
  3. Add butter to bacon fat in skillet. Heat over medium-high heat until butter is melted. Add onion; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender. Add flour, thyme and pepper; cook and stir until well blended. Gradually stir in half-and-half and bouillon granules. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese.
  4. Pour sauce over Brussels sprouts in saucepan; mix gently. Spoon into 2-quart casserole. Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes, sprinkling with crumbled bacon and Cheddar cheese for last 10 minutes of baking, until hot and bubbly.
Makes 10 servings (1/2 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
*Remove any discolored outer leaves and trim discolored portion of stem ends of Brussels sprouts.
New Twist
Cheesy Bacon Green Beans: omit Brussels sprouts. In step 1, place 1 bag (1 lb) frozen cut green beans and 2 tablespoons water in 2-quart microwavable casserole. Cover and microwave on High 5 minutes; drain and set aside. Continue as directed.
Don't let anyone give you any attitude--this vegetable with the funny little name delivers big on flavor! Brussels sprouts look and taste like miniature green cabbage and they're cute and fun to boot.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 130
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 330mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 8g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 6g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.