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Shaved Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Brown Sugar

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Shaved brussel sprouts are sautéed until tender and caramelized with bacon and brown sugar erythritol. Even if you don’t like brussel sprouts, you’ll love these!

Shaved brussel sprouts are sautéed until tender and caramelized with bacon and brown sugar! Even if you don't like brussel sprouts,


I have a confession: I hate brussel sprouts. And when I say hate, I mean I have a seriously strong disdain for those weird cabbage patch kid looking vegetables.

Side note: have you ever been to the Cabbage Patch Baby Hospital in Georgia? I went as a kid and it was magical! It’s still there and totally worth a road trip to take your kiddos when they’re small!



I’ve tried making brussel sprouts several times before because I know they’re the hip new vegetable.

All the trendy new restaurants offer brussel sprouts now.

The stinky boiled brussel sprouts our parents tried to force on us as kids are not the brussel sprouts of today. 

Every time I eat brussel sprouts I think to myself “these would be better in a salad or as slaw”.

So you know what, that’s kind of what I’ve done with this recipe! I based this recipe off of my favorite homemade baked bean recipe but I swapped all the beans for the brussel sprouts.


As someone who doesn’t like brussel sprouts, trust me when I say THESE. ARE. GOOD.

Seriously, they don’t taste like brussel sprouts at all. Instead, you get a warm, sweet, and bacon-y side dish to accompany all of your favorite keto meals. 


This is the sugar free maple syrup that I use in all of my recipes! 1 net carb per serving and no artificial sweeteners! 

Keto brussel sprouts with bacon and brown sugar glaze.

Shaved Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Brown Sugar

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 lb brussel sprouts
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2.5 oz onion, diced
  • 4 slices bacon, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp sugar free maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar substitute
  • 1/4 cup water
  • pinch of salt


    1. Prepare the brussel sprouts by cutting off the ends. Cut the sprouts in half lengthwise.
    2. Lay them flat side down and thinly slice each half. Use your hands to pull apart the sprout into thin “strips”. Set aside.
    3. In a skillet over MED heat, add the avocado oil. Sauté the onions and bacon until soft and fragrant. The fat should be rendering from the bacon. Do not over cook the bacon. It should still be chewy.
    4. Add the brussel sprouts and sauce until tender.
    5. Add sugar free maple syrup, red wine vinegar, brown sugar substitute, salt, and water to the skillet. Reduce the heat to LOW and let the mixture simmer until the sauce is reduced and there is no more liquid in the pan. This should take several minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.

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Wednesday 26th of January 2022

Can you fix the recipe card? It is hard to read. It looks like your html isn't correct.

Anna Hunley

Friday 4th of February 2022

Yes, that is fixed now!

Wren Tidwell

Friday 15th of May 2020

these were very good! worth the extra effort !


Tuesday 31st of December 2019

How have I been keto almost three years, managing my own blog, a Jesus GIRL, too, and JUST NOW finding you?

Well, better late than never. Super anxious to make this Brussel sprout dish for my friends this evening.

Happy New Year and God Bless, Christine

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