Sauteéd Brussels Sprouts with Sweet & Spicy Candied Bacon

Sauteéd Brussels Sprouts with Sweet & Spicy Candied Bacon

If you’ve never been a fresh Brussels sprouts fan before this recipe for Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Sweet & Spicy Candied Bacon just may change your mind!

Sauteed Brussels sprouts in a white bowl on a rattan place mat and two napkins.

And, if you’re already a Brussels sprouts fan, be prepared to have your mind blown when you add the sweet and spicy candied bacon topping. It’s the best and an excellent complement to the caramelized Brussels sprouts!!

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Sweet & Spicy Candied Bacon is available near the end of this post.

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The ingredient list for making Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Sweet & Spicy Candied Bacon;

  • Fresh Brussels Sprouts (approximately 1 pound) trimmed and halved (or quartered)
  • Bacon (½ pound)
  • Brown Sugar
  • Maple Syrup
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Jalapeno Pepper
  • Chopped Pecans
  • Salt and Pepper

Can I use this sweet & spicy candied bacon topping on other vegetables?

  • Yes! Yes! and Yes!
  • It would be delicious on cooked green beans, asparagus, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, or even over grilled romaine lettuce if you really want to think outside of the candied bacon topping box!
  • AND, what about over a cooked sweet potato? Be still my heart!! I think I’m in love with this idea and can’t wait to try it for myself!

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4.86 from 7 votes
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts in a white bowl with a spoon.
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Sweet & Spicy Candied Bacon
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins
If you've never been a Brussels sprouts fan before this recipe for Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Sweet & Spicy Candied Bacon just may change your mind!
Course: Vegetable - Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sauteed Brussels sprouts, sauteed Brussels sprouts with candied bacon
Servings: 6
Calories: 440 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
For the sweet and spicy candied bacon;
  • ½ pound bacon cut into 1" pieces
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons diced jalapenos
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
For the Brussels sprouts;
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts trimmed, and halved or quartered
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
To make the candied bacon;
  1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon until almost crisp. 

  2. Stir in the remaining candied bacon ingredients and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
To prepare the Brussels sprouts;
  1. In a second large skillet, saute the prepared Brussels sprouts in the oil and butter over medium/high heat. Season with salt and pepper and stir occasionally.

  2. Reduce the heat to medium and cover the pan. Allow the Brussels sprouts to cook, covered, for 5-7 minutes (or until your desired doneness).

  3. Uncover and spoon the sweet and spicy candied bacon into the Brussels sprouts and stir well to heat through.

  4. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment;

2 large skillets, wooden spoon, measuring cups, measuring spoons, cutting board and chef's knife, cover (or foil) for the skillet. 

Nutrition Facts
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Sweet & Spicy Candied Bacon
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 440 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 891mg39%
Potassium 466mg13%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 755IU15%
Vitamin C 70.2mg85%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s fresh Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Candied Bacon recipe as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

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  1. 5 stars
    I’m always on the lookout for new side dish recipes and this one was a winner. The whole family enjoyed!

  2. 5 stars
    This is one of my absolute favorite side dishes! YUM!

  3. 5 stars
    This looks fanstastic, it will be a great way to encourage my children to enjoy vegetables. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe, Renée!

  4. I don’t know why I haven’t had Brussel sprouts with bacon before. Love the way you candied the bacon too!

  5. I love Brussels sprouts and bacon together…and I especially love how you candied the bacon!

  6. 5 stars
    This will be a sure hit! Looks delish!

  7. Could not find on recipe, but how many servings in this dish ? Thank you , Julie

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