Brussels Bacon & Cauliflower


Brussels Bacon & Cauliflower

This is an awesome dish in the summer with beans from our garden. Truly almost any vegetable will taste delicious when sautéed in bacon grease. I like to use a good quality bacon when I can find it. Aldi has a new Never Any line of hickory smoked bacon and the label reads: No Antibiotics, No Hormones, No Animal-By-Products, Vegetarian Fed, and No MSG. No nitrates or nitrites added -Except that naturally occurring in sea salt and celery powder. I like to think this is a healthier choice and I also think it tastes delicious.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 4 pieces of bacon or turkey bacon
  • 4 cups of cauliflower
  • 4 cups of Brussel sprouts


  • In a large saute pan, cook your bacon. In the meantime microwave your cauliflower for 4 minutes. Next microwave your Brussel sprouts for 4 minutes. When bacon is done, take it out of the pan, crumble and set aside.
  • Keep the bacon grease to cook the Brussels and cauliflower. Saute both until soft, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add back crumbled bacon and serve.



I’m really enjoying my cast iron skillet these days. It works great for recipes like this. For this Brussels Bacon & Cauliflower recipe, you start with frying your bacon. While the bacon is cooking, you can precook your veggies in the microwave. Brussels can sometimes take a long time to cook when you are sautéing them so I like to microwave them first to speed things up. Once the bacon is done, take it out and use the grease to saute the cauliflower and Brussel sprouts. When they have browned to your liking, add back the crumbled bacon and serve.
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