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Course: Sides & Salads
Keyword: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Blue Cheese, Christmas, Fall, Holidays, Sides, Thanksgiving

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Blue Cheese

ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
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Basic Brussels Sprouts

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Blue Cheese

  • 6 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple, cored, and chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • 1 ounce blue cheese, crumbled
  • Pinch freshly ground nutmeg
ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Procedure

Basic Brussels Sprouts

  • Trim the stem end off the Brussels sprouts, remove any yellowing outer leaves, and cut in half, lengthwise. Place the Brussels sprouts, water, and salt in a 3- to 4-quart saucier and cover. Place over high heat and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Blue Cheese

  • Place the bacon into a 10-inch straight-sided saute pan and set over medium-high heat. Cook bacon until crisp and brown. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon and all but 1 tablespoon of the fat.
  • Decrease heat to low. Add the onion and cook just until they turn semi-translucent, approximately 3 minutes. Add the salt and apple and continue to cook for 1 minute. Add the Brussels sprouts, heavy cream, and mustard, and cook just until the Brussels sprouts are heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the bacon, blue cheese, and nutmeg. Serve immediately.
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