cheesy keto brussels sprouts

This cheesy and creamy recipe has certainly become my new way of enjoying the great keto friendly vegetable that is Brussels Sprouts.

On their own Brussels Sprouts can be hard to eat as a side I must admit myself. But when it is incorporated into this recipe with bacon, cream, cheddar and parmesan cheese with lots of garlic then I make it a go to side dish or even a main that I can warm up for lunch.

Along with broccoli and cauliflower the Brussels sprout is low in carb content and is now a far cry from my youthful days of disdain for the veg. There are many reasons the sprout gets maligned but for me, my new found love for it has come with 2 things, how bought and how cooked.

sprouts cream and bacon

Buying – Frozen sprouts are definitely a no-go for me. They are simply too soggy and bland no matter what you do with them. Frozen sprouts would ruin this dish with all the excess water no matter how much I drained them. My tip is always buy fresh sprouts, there is a massive difference.

How Cooked – Would I just pick up a plain boiled sprout as a want? probably not and many a picky eater would say the same. However if you add it to a mix of cream, cheeses and garlic with the taste of bacon, the sprouts seem to come alive for me.

To prepare the sprouts. Chop off the tops then cut in half whilst removing any dull leaves covering.

For the bacon I cut up rashers but of course you can use bacon pieces or lardons etc.

Equipment needed:

Frying pan and baking dish

Keto Cheesy and Creamy Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Recipe

Keto Cheesy and Creamy Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Recipe

Recipe by Paul Steele
5 from 10 votes

This cheesy and creamy recipe has certainly become my new way of enjoying the great keto friendly vegetable that is Brussels Sprouts.

Course: SidesDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

315

kcal

Ingredients

  • 500 g 500 Brussels Sprouts trimmed and cut in half

  • 200 g 200 Bacon cut into pieces

  • 5 cloves 5 Garlic finely minced or chopped

  • 260 ml 260 Double or heavy cream

  • 100 g 100 Grated cheddar cheese

  • 50 g 50 Parmesan Cheese

Directions

  • Start warming the oven to 200c/400f/Gas 6.
  • Fry the bacon in a frying pan. Once crispy, set the bacon to one side and leave the bacon fat in the pan.
  • Now fry the sprouts and the garlic in the same pan for a few minutes until the colour and texture you want your sprouts.
  • Now add the double cream and the bacon to the pan and let the cream reach boiling before allowing to simmer for 5 more minutes. Stirring all to make sure all combined.simmering the sprouts and cream
  • Now place all of it into the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle all the cheese over the top.
  • Bake in the oven for around 10 minutes and until the cheese is melted and golden.
    fresh out of the oven

For variation you could switch the cheese types. Mozzarella goes well or even Swiss cheese.

served cheesy sprouts and bacon

Enjoy!

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