Bacon and Date Brussels Sprouts

December 1, 2020
Bacon Brussels Sprouts With Dates

Hey, y’all – Happy Day 1 of Blogmas! Blogmas is a series that I am bringing to the blog this year (and hopefully in subsequent years) that will provide y’all with a new recipe every day of December through Christmas. How fun is that? Today I’m excited to be sharing my recipe for Bacon + Date Brussels Sprouts; I have been making these weekly and cannot get enough of them!

Bacon Brussels Sprouts With Dates

Tips For Making Bacon + Date Brussels Sprouts

While this dish is very simple, I recommend three things: purchased already-shaved Brussels sprouts (or finely chop the larger sprouts/use a food processor if you can’t find them shaved), cut the dates into very small pieces, and don’t skip out on the citrus — it brings the entire dish together!

Bacon + Date Brussels Sprouts

Bacon and Date Brussels Sprouts


10 oz. Shaved Brussels Sprouts

6 Slices of Bacon, cooked and chopped

8 dates, chopped

1/3 c. fresh parmesan

2.5 tbsp. Orange Juice

1 tbsp. Orange Zest

1 tsp. Garlic powder

1 tsp. Onion Powder


  1. Chop bacon into small pieces and cook on the stove until it has reached just under your desired level of doneness. Do not rid of the grease.
  2. Add Brussels sprouts, dates, garlic powder, and onion powder to the bacon over medium-high heat and cook until the sprouts are crispy — roughly 5 minutes.
  3. Finish off with orange juice and orange zest, cooking for an additional 1 min.
  4. Top with fresh parmesan, serve warm.
  5. Enjoy!

Bacon Brussels Sprouts With Dates

Easy and sinfully delicious, y’all.

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

See you tomorrow!

My best,


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