Bacon and Date Brussels Sprouts

December 1, 2020
Bacon Brussels Sprouts With Dates

Hey, y’all! Brussels Sprouts… they really got an unfair treatment when we were younger. How many of y’all were served them boiled, which made you instantaneously hate them? I 100% was there — but, in adult hood, I’ve learned that they are easily the most delicious vegetable when prepared correctly. I’m excited to teach you one of those methods today: my Bacon + Date Brussels Sprouts. These are insanely good and y’all are going to love them!

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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!

The Recipe

Bacon Brussels Sprouts With Dates

Bacon and Date Brussels Sprouts

JC Phelps
These aren't your ordinary Brussels sprouts, y'all — try my bacon and date Brussels sprouts and never look back!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 4 servings
Calories 177 kcal


  • 10 oz. Brussels Sprouts shaved
  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Finish off with orange juice and orange zest, cooking for an additional 1 min.
  • Top with fresh parmesan, serve warm.


I purchase my Brussels Sprouts pre-shaved — that said, you can shave them on your own if you can’t find them in your local grocery store. If your town has a Trader Joe’s, I know that they carry them!


Sodium: 338mgCalcium: 281mgVitamin C: 70mgVitamin A: 724IUSugar: 11gFiber: 5gPotassium: 439mgCholesterol: 15mgCalories: 177kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 7gProtein: 10gCarbohydrates: 21gIron: 1mg
Keyword bacon and date brussels sprouts, brussels sprouts
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Bacon Brussels Sprouts With Dates

Easy and sinfully delicious, y’all.

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My best,


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