Mediterranean Creamy Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

 Mediterranean Creamy Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Mediterranean Creamy Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts with Bacon is a rich and savory dish that combines the robust flavors of Mediterranean cuisine with creamy garlic parmesan sauce and crispy bacon. This dish features Brussels sprouts sauteed until tender and caramelized, then enveloped in a luscious cream sauce infused with garlic and parmesan cheese. Crumbled bacon adds a smoky, salty crunch, balancing the richness of the sauce.

This dish is a flavorful way to enjoy Brussels sprouts while being mindful of portion sizes to balance the indulgent ingredients with overall nutritional goals.


1 lb Brussels sprouts, halved

4 slices turkey bacon, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup low fat cream

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup shredded feta cheese

1 tablespoon olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp lemon zest (optional)

Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


Cook the Bacon:

In a large skillet , heat olive oil over medium heat.

Add the chopped turkey bacon and cook until crispy, about 5-7 minutes.

Remove the turkey bacon from the skillet and set aside, leaving the drippings in the pan.

Saute the Brussels Sprouts:

Add the halved Brussels sprouts to the skillet.

Cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sprouts are golden brown and tender.

Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

Make the Creamy Sauce:

Pour the heavy cream into the skillet with the Brussels sprouts and garlic.

Bring to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes until the cream thickens slightly.

Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese until melted and well combined.

Combine and Serve:

Add the crispy turkey bacon back to the skillet and stir to combine.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve hot and enjoy your delicious Creamy Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts with Bacon!

This dish is perfect as a side or a main course!

Nutritional Notes:

Brussels Sprouts: High in fiber, vitamins C and K, and antioxidants.

Garlic: Contains beneficial compounds like allicin, which has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

Parmesan Cheese: Provides protein and calcium but also adds to the dish’s sodium and saturated fat content.

Bacon: Adds flavor and protein but also increases the dish’s fat and sodium levels. Opting for turkey bacon can reduce these.

Cream: Contributes to the creamy texture and adds calories and fat.

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