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Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole

This Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole is a delicious way to serve up Brussels sprouts! It is easy to make and the perfect side dish for a Sunday supper or holiday dinner!

Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole

Brussels sprouts… It seems like there are two camps when it comes to this small edible bud from the cabbage family. People love them or hate them. I had a few family members in the latter camp until I convinced them to try some of my favorite Brussels sprouts recipes, including this Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole.

Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole on a white plate with a fork and red plaid placemat.I personally love them! They are so incredibly versatile. The key is to preparing them so their best flavor is highlighted. This can be done in a number of ways: sautéing, roasting, baking and frying the sprouts are all delicious ways to showcase their flavor.  In my Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole, I use two methods: sautéing, then baking. Boiling them to death until they are mushy is not a good choice in preparing them. I think that is how some of my family members have become jaded regarding the sprouts.

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What are the health benefits of Brussels sprouts?

I love Brussels sprouts for their flavor. However, there are a number of health benefits to eating them. They are high in fiber and Vitamin K and Vitamin C. These sprouts are also rich in antioxidants which promote good health by decreasing oxidative stress at the cellular level. Another little known fact about one of my favorite veggies is that they are one of the best plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids.  So, seriously…what is not to love about Brussels sprouts? There are hundreds of ways to prepare them, including this Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole dish.

Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole on a plate and in a casserole dish on a red plaid placemat with a napkin and fork.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do I make a Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole?

It is very easy quick and easy to make. There are just nine ingredients in the Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole:

  • Bacon
  • Butter
  • Onion
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Heavy Cream
  • Sharp White Cheddar Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Brussels sprouts, cheese, onions, heavy cream, bacon, salt and pepper on a white marble background.

Start off by preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a 9×13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray or grease with butter. Then, cook bacon over medium heat in a heavy skillet until crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Then, crumble it into small pieces. Next, melt the butter in the heavy skillet with bacon drippings. Add onions and Brussels sprouts and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Brussels sprouts in a cast iron skillet with a wooden spoon.Cook for 8 to 10 minutes until the sprouts are tender. Then, pour heavy cream over the sprouts and gently scrape the bottom of the pan for any flavorful bits.

Brussels sprouts in a cast iron skillet with heavy cream and a wooden spoon.

Transfer the sprouts to the prepared casserole dish and top with cheese.

Brussels sprouts with cheese in a casserole dish on a white marble background.

Bake in oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 15 minutes or until cheese has melted. Remove from oven, top with crumbled bacon, serve and enjoy warm!

Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole hot out of the oven.

I’m a vegetarian, can I omit the bacon?

Yes, absolutely! This recipe is super versatile. The bacon can be omitted entirely or a vegetarian bacon substitute could be added. Additional veggies, like red bell peppers could also be added. This is one of the best parts about a casserole recipe is there are so many ways to change it up!

Can I prepare the dish ahead of time?

Yes, this dish could be prepared a day ahead of time and reheated. However, the best way to enjoy the   Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole is right out of the oven!

Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole hot out of the oven on a white marble background.

 

Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole

4.50 from 2 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brussels sprouts, Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Casserole, Brussels Sprouts Casserole, Brussels Sprouts with cheese and bacon, Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 270kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 pounds Brussel sprouts trimmed and sliced in half or into thirds.
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a 9x13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray or grease with additional butter.
  • In a heavy skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towel. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings from the skillet. Crumble the bacon into small pieces.
  • Melt butter in skillet with remaining bacon drippings. Then add the onions and Brussels sprouts. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  • Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the Brussels sprouts are tender.
  • Pour heavy cream over Brussels sprouts and gently scrape the bottom of the skillet to remove any flavorful pieces. Transfer the sprouts to the casserole dish.
  • Top the casserole with parmesan and cheddar cheeses.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  • Remove from the oven, top with crumbled bacon bits, serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1434IU | Vitamin C: 98mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 2mg

I love Brussels sprouts, how else can I serve them?

You have come to the right place, because so do I! There are so many fabulous ways to prepare Brussels sprouts, check out a few of my faves here:

Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole hot out of the oven.

So Tell Me…

Are you a fan of Brussels sprouts? What is your favorite way to serve them? Have you ever made a Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole?

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Thank you so much for stopping by. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great week!

 

 

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Bill

Sunday 9th of April 2023

I'm going to make it tonight and look forward to it. Couple of questions about the recipe. It doesn't say what to do with the bacon, but it looks like it is crumbled and then added to the brussels sprouts mixture just before putting it in the casserole dish so that's what I'll do. I'm also a little confused about cutting the sprouts into thirds but I'll probably cut them into "rounds." It looks like that is what is done in the photos. Also looks like it depends on the sizes, which makes sense. Looks like a great dish. Thanks!

angela @marathonsandmotivation

Monday 10th of April 2023

Hi Bill! Thank you for the comment and for pointing out these things in the recipe. It needed clarification, so I did edit it. The bacon should be crumbled into bits after it is cooked. It is added to the casserole before serving it. The Brussels sprouts are trimmed, then cut in half or into thirds. However, you can slice it too, whichever you prefer. I hope you enjoy the recipe. :-)

di

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

I know Brussels are healthy, and lots of people like them but I just cannot. My Dad loves them, I detest them with a passion. lol!

Melanie

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

Christmas is coming for sure. My other half would love this, so I'l send this his way x

Christa

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

Thank you for including a vegetarian option. I can’t wait to try this yummy recipe!

Sarah

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

This looks so good! I am a brussel sprout fanatic, so this recipe is right up my alley! Lol