Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a given at my family’s holiday meals. Try this version of crispy brussels sprouts with bacon and balsamic drizzle.


  • 3 slices bacon, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup shallot, sliced thin (1 large shallot)
  • 1lb brussels sprouts, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp balsamic glaze, for drizzling to serve (more or less to taste)


  1. Heat a large non-stick skillet on medium heat.  Add bacon pieces  and cook until starting to crisp, approximately 3 to 5 minutes.  Add the shallots and sauté until softened, approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add brussels sprouts and let sit until seared on the bottom, approximately 3 to 5 minutes.  Stir the sprouts occasionally and continue to sauté until cooked through.
  3. Let cool for 5 minutes.  Transfer to a serving dish, drizzle with balsamic glaze, and serve!