Bourbon Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Hearst Truvia C122018

We already know that bacon, maple, and Brussels sprouts make magic together, so why not substitute in Truvia Sweet Complete Brown sweetener and add in a dash of bourbon? Whether it's the holidays or any old weekday, these reduced-sugar candied sprouts make for a well-seasoned and flavorful vegetable side.

If you're vegetarian, skip the bacon and substitute 2 to 3 tablespoons of your oil of choice—the more oil, the more caramelization on your sprouts. The smoked paprika adds depth to each bite, and if you want even more of a kick, feel free to put in a pinch of ground cayenne or your favorite hot sauce.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Serving size: 1 Scoop (139g)

Calories: 130


  • 2 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1” pieces

  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed

  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

  • 12 tsp. kosher salt, plus more for serving

  • 12 tsp. smoked paprika, plus more for serving

  • 12 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, plus more for serving

  • 14 c. Truvia Sweet Complete Brown Sweetener

  • 1 tbsp. bourbon


  • 1.

    In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate using a slotted spoon. Pour off all but 4 tablespoons bacon fat from the skillet.

  • 2.

    Return skillet to medium heat. Add garlic and Brussels sprouts cut-side down. Let cook, undisturbed, until bottoms are golden and edges are crispy, 5 to 6 minutes. Add salt, paprika, and pepper, and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until sprouts are golden all over and tender, 4 to 5 minutes more.

  • 3.

    Stir in sweetener and bourbon and cook until thick and syrupy, 2 to 3 minutes. Return bacon to skillet and toss to coat.

  • 4.

    Sprinkle with more salt, paprika, and pepper to taste, if desired, and serve.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 410mg
Total Carbohydrate 15g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Total Sugars 3g
Erythritol 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0% DV
Calcium 60mg 4% DV
Iron 1.9mg 10% DV
Potassium 500mg 10% DV