Brussels Sprouts With Bacon & Apricots

Prep 12 min


Cook 16 min


Ready in 28 min

Who says Brussels sprouts have to be boring? Pair them with salty bacon and sweet dried apricots for a side dish that will have everyone saying, “Pass the sprouts!”


  • 4   slices bacon, diced
  • 2 lbs. (1 kg) Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut into quarters lengthwise
  • 1   large shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Herbs de Provence Seasoning Mix
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt
  • ½ cup (125 mL) dried apricots, coarsely chopped


  1. Cook the bacon over medium heat in a 5-qt. (4.7-L) Brilliance Nonstick Saute Pan for 5–7 minutes, or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  2. Add the Brussels sprouts, shallot, brown sugar, seasoning mix, and salt; stir to coat. Saute for 6–8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add the apricots and cook until they soften slightly, 1–2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with bacon before serving.


  • 12  servings

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 80, Total Fat 1.5 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 115 mg, Carbohydrate 16 g, Fiber 3 g, Sugars 9 g (includes 3 g added sugars), Protein 4 g

Cook's Tips:

Fa-la-la Fruit: Can’t find dried apricots? Dried cranberries can add festive color instead.

Fakin’ Bacon: Try pancetta or turkey bacon—or skip the bacon, if you’d like.

Swap the Sweet: Skip the brown sugar in step 2, and drizzle a balsamic glaze over the dish just before serving.

So Long Shallots: A small yellow onion is a good replacement if you can’t find a shallot. Shallots have a delicate, sweet flavor and are slightly sharp, while onions give a more intense heat

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