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Cast Iron Brussel Sprouts
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5 from 3 votes

Cast Iron Brussel Sprouts Recipe (with Bacon)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Savory With Soul


  • 3 slices lean bacon
  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced (about 2-3 large cloves)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp bacon fat
  • 1 Tbsp butter (plus 1 tsp at the end)


  • In a large heavy skillet (I prefer cast iron), cook bacon on low to medium heat, turning midway.
  • While bacon is cooking, prepare Brussels sprouts by cutting off stem end, washing, and cutting each in half.
  • Pat Brussels sprouts dry.
  • Once bacon is done, remove from pan to drain on paper towels.
  • Remove all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat. Add butter to pan and melt on medium heat.
  • Add garlic, salt, pepper, and Brussels sprouts cut side down to oil in pan. Cover and cook 5 minutes.
  • Uncover, stir, and cook 5 minutes more.
  • Add crumbled bacon and 1 teaspoon of butter. Serve right away.