Cheesy Bacon Ranch Brussels Sprouts

This easy to make low carb side dish is a combination of tender roasted brussels sprouts, crispy bacon, melted cheese, and everyone's favorite, ranch dressing. It is a crowd-pleaser!

Close up photo of Cheesy Bacon Ranch Brussels Sprouts on a fork.

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I grew up hating brussels sprouts.

I mean literally despising them!

My Mom would put them in a pot to boil, the whole house would start to stink, and I would run to my room praying that I would magically be transported to some other dimension before dinner so I wouldn't have to eat the nasty little green things!

Fast forward into my adult years, like my reallllllly late adult years. 

I finally learned how to cook the little buggers.

I learned that roasting them, or braising them, or sauteing them was the way to go.

Who knew? 

I sure as heck didn't!

I just knew the plain old way Mom did them YUCK!


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But then came the task of convincing my kids to eat them.

Ya, that was a fun one.

My son wasn't too hard. He was a football player. He became a human vacuum cleaner when it came to eating.

He used to say, "I like food" 😂

The girl?

Oh ya, that was a different story.

She didn't get the nickname Miss Picky Pants for nuthin'!

But one year I made these Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots and WALA it was like I cast some sort of magical spell that opened the heavens and changed everything!

Now, if I don't make brussels sprouts for the holidays? She pouts.

Like full on hands on hips not gonna eat pout.

At least some things don't change.


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INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR CHEESY BACON RANCH BRUSSELS SPROUTS


  • Brussels sprouts
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Bacon, diced
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Ranch dressing



Close up photo of Cheesy Bacon Ranch Brussels Sprouts on a serving spoon.


For those of you, that are where I was back then, totally turned off by the smell, I get it!

But, roasting brussels sprouts saves you from that fate. 

Boiling them just releases that smell into the air and keeps it going, and going, and going.

But roasting, especially with bacon and garlic, makes it a pleasant experience for everyone.

We literally sit and wait for the timer to ding when this is in the oven, it smells that good!

So that should tell you how much the family enjoys this recipe, and how much it doesn't stink up the house.


Close up photo of Cheesy Bacon Ranch Brussels Sprouts on a sheet pan.


This recipe would also work really well with other typically "stinky" veg.

After going low carb I discovered that many of the low carb substitute veggies were on the ummm aromatic side.

Things like cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cabbage are all on the "nice" list when it comes to carbs, but not so much when it comes to your nose.

Not fair, I know.

So trying to come up with ways to please your palate AND your nose can be difficult.

This recipe does both!

So, if you are on the fence about brussels sprouts, you could always give one of those other veggies a try.

But I really think you should go for it, I know you will be pleasantly surprised.

If Miss Picky Pants loves them, I know you will too!


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Cheesy Bacon Ranch Brussels Sprouts
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Cheesy Bacon Ranch Brussels Sprouts

Yield: 6 servings
Author: Bobbi Hass-Burleson
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 30 Min
This easy to make low carb side dish is a combination of tender roasted brussels sprouts, crispy bacon, melted cheese, and everyone's favorite, ranch dressing. It is a crowd-pleaser!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Ranch dressing, for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. in a large bowl, toss brussels sprouts with olive oil and garlic.
  3. Place the sprouts cut side down on a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Scatter bacon on the pan.
  5. Bake the sprouts until they are tender and deeply golden on the edges, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the cheddar cheese, return to the oven and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and slightly bubbly.
  7. Drizzle with ranch dressing and serve warm.

Calories

180.78

Fat (grams)

13.39

Sat. Fat (grams)

4.35

Carbs (grams)

6.71

Fiber (grams)

2.00

Net carbs

4.72

Sugar (grams)

1.61

Protein (grams)

9.45

Sodium (milligrams)

381.15

Cholesterol (grams)

25.84
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs will not be included as it has a glycemic index of 0 (meaning it does not spike blood sugar) and it's not metabolized. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
Low Carb, Keto,
Side Dish
American
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