Creamy Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Boost your Thanksgiving side dish game with a creamy and smoky twist on Brussels sprouts!

Serves: 8Prep: 30 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 12 ounces bacon
  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1⁄2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons water
  • 1⁄2 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Fresh parsley, to garnish.


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Place on a paper towel and allow to cool slightly. Break or cut into small pieces, then set aside.
  • In the same skillet from the bacon, add the brussels sprouts. Season with the salt and pepper. Cook for 6-8 minutes, until the edges of the sprouts start to brown and get crispy.
  • Add in the garlic and cook until fragrant. Pour in the heavy cream.
  • Mix the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl. Stir until the starch is fully combined.
  • Add the cornstarch mixture to the skillet. Continue stirring and allow to simmer for 3-5 more minutes.
  • Add the bacon pieces and mix until well combined. Pour into a 2-quart casserole dish and top with the cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, until top is golden and bubbling.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley.
  • Serve and refrigerate leftovers.