Brussels Sprouts With Bacon, Pistachios and Balsamic Vinegar

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

I HATE brussels sprouts, but got some in a organic vegetable delivery, and had to figure out an edible way to prepare them. I came up with this, and my hubby and I were fighting over the last one.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb Brussels sprout, trimmed and washed
  • 14 lb bacon, diced
  • 14 cup roasted salted pistachios, shelled
  • 14 cup balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper


  1. Pre cook brussels sprouts in microwave, by steaming, or pan roasting until almost tender, depending on method and size of sprouts, 5-15 minutes.
  2. Fry bacon in sauce pan until crisp.
  3. Remove from pan and add brussel sprouts to bacon grease, saute for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add pistachios and balsamic vinegar.
  5. Stir around for 1-2 minutes, reducing balsamic and glazing sprouts and nuts.
  6. Add bacon back to pan and season with salt and pepper.
Most Helpful

Pistachios were lost. Didn't add anything. Bacon, brussel sprouts and balsamic were great. I only used half the balsamic and it was plenty.

Brook Q. February 14, 2016

I love Brussels sprouts! This an easy and delicious way to prepare them. I felt the pistachios were a little lost in all the other bold ingredients and didn't really notice them, but I loved the bacon and balsamic.

Delicious as it Looks August 15, 2015

Wow, I just made this for lunch and it was spectacular! I left out the bacon because I'm vegetarian, although I would like to try it with some veggie bacon when I have some on hand. I didn't feel like it was missing anything, though -- great balance of flavors and so easy, too. Thank you, KelBel, I will definitely be making this one again!

Spice Princess April 05, 2011

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