Brussels Sprouts Leaves with Bacon and Walnuts

This low-calorie Brussels sprouts side dish gets its rich flavor from the bacon and toasted nuts.

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Brussels Sprouts Leaves with Bacon and Walnuts
Makes: 8 to 10  servings Prep 40 mins Start to Finish 55 mins


  • 2 pints  Brussels sprouts, stems trimmed, tough outer leaves removed
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup  toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon  packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon  ground pepper


1. Using a paring knife, cut out a cone shape from stem end of each sprout. Separate leaves, leaving the small, tender centers intact; transfer to a large bowl.

2. In a large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp and deep golden; drain on paper towels and set aside. Discard all but 2 tablespoons bacon fat in skillet. Add shallots and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add sprouts, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until just wilting, 6 to 8 min. Add bacon, nuts, sugar, salt and pepper; stir to combine. Serve immediately. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 8
  • cal.(kcal)95,
  • Fat, total(g)8,
  • chol.(mg)7,
  • sat. fat(g)2,
  • carb.(g)5,
  • fiber(g)2,
  • pro.(g)3,
  • sodium(mg)151,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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