Thanksgiving Side Dishs – Bacon and Onion Brussel Sprouts

I can’t believe it’s about to be Thanksgiving!  Every year I like to throw in a new recipe. I decided to give this bacon and onion brussel sprouts recipe a dry run. Veggies are always a hard topic in our house, and might I just say that brussel sprouts get a really bad rap! I had them at a local restaurant and fell in love with them. I wanted to recreate this dish.



Ingredients:1 Bag of brussel sprouts about 25 of them stems cut and any bad leaves on the outside removed

5 Pieces of Bacon
1/2 Sweet Onion cut in quarter slices
2 Heaping Tablespoons of Country Crock Spread which has 0g trans fat
Salt to taste
Start to heat your pan on med low. Cut Bacon into 1/2 inch pieces and throw them in the pan. Once the fat starts to render throw in the onions. Cook until bacon is crisp and onion is softened.
Next add country crock spread. I used the one with added calcium and vitamin D. Veggies help complete a well-rounded, better-for-you Thanksgiving meal, and Country Crock helps make them even more delicious. We are trying to eat healthier and while this has bacon in it I didn’t want to double up on all the fat with using real butter.
These bacon and onion brussel sprouts were crunchy and fresh with the salty bacon, oh my, they were so yummy, we had them with roasted turkey breast and a baked sweet potato.
Then add your sprouts and salt.  Saute them until limp. I cooked mine about 15 minutes so they were like cooked cabbage, you might like them a little crisper it is up to you. 
What are you having for your Thanksgiving side dishes? If you are looking for ideas go visit Country Crock Chronicle for Veggie tips, Recipes and more. You can also go visit my Thanksgiving Pinterest Board
Thank you to Country Crock for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.


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I'm a mom of 3 boys, 2 by birth one by marriage. I love to cook, watch chick flicks, read and drink wine. I hate cleaning up my craft messes, doing laundry and the dishes! I love watching my boys grow and change and see how differently they view the world. Join me on the blog where I try to provide you with recipes and tips to make your life easier!


  1. Evelyn says

    My Favorite Thanksgiving side dish is Corn Pudding:)

  2. Nicole-Lynn says

    My favorite thanksgiving dish is sweet potato casserole!

  3. Julie E says

    I love roasted garlic mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving.

  4. KaySue says

    My favorite side dish at Thanksgiving is Mom's sage dressing.

  5. Kara says

    I went to country crock and enjoyed reading about welcome home snacks, loved the layered salads too. Want to try the layered pizza grilled cheese! My kids love any kind of pizza!

  6. Kara says

    My favorite side dish at thanksgiving is Mac and cheese! (We always have this at thanksgiving along with the usual mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, dressing, cranberry sauce, green beans)Kara

  7. The Better Baker says

    My favorite side dish is my butternut squash bake…or maybe the cheesey potatoes….or, or…I love side dishes!! =)

  8. Julie E says

    I am excited!!! Oh I just can't wait for my goodies! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Stephanie Michaels says

    These look GOOD! We love brussel sprouts. I usually do roasted with balsamic and honey but the bacon sounds great too, we will have to switch it up. My favorite Thanksgiving dish is sweet potatoes NOT with marshmallows but with spiced pecans and brown sugar on top

    • Stephanie Michaels says

      Thanks for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday!

  10. Anonymous says

    Yumm! Thanks for sharing this recipe!angelina

  11. Crystelle Boutique says

    Oh….. I love it! I wanna try this recipe… Would it be OK if I made it on a day other than Thanksgiving!…???Happy Turkey day!Pinning!hugs xCrystelle

  12. marty says

    Brussel sprouts are a family favorite…at least four of us fight over the last spoonful :-)I don't add onions in mine but chopped apples before we roast them with the bacon. So good!

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