These pan fried sprouts with bacon make the perfect side dish!

Pan fried sprouts with bacon
Pan fried Sprouts with Bacon

I don’t often put side dishes on reduced Grub, but I just came across a packet of sprouts in the fridge that I picked up for 59p and I had to use them up (Zero waste !)

I flipping love sprouts and even though I like them the regular way of boiled or steamed, there are lots of other ways of cooking with these balls of love. I paired these up with cooking bacon (check my tips on cooking bacon here).

Pan fried Sprouts with Bacon

You will need…

1 packet of sprouts

35g butter

3 slices of bacon finely chopped

A pinch of pepper


Start by dry frying the bacon until it browns and smells flipping gorgeous.

Remove this from the pan and put to the side.

Pan fried Sprouts with Bacon

Finely slice the sprouts and add remove the stalk.

In the pan that the bacon was cooked in, add the butter and when melted add the sprouts and 2 tbsp. of water.

Pan fried Sprouts with Bacon

Cover the sprouts and cook them for about three minutes until they are soft, add the bacon and pepper, then  give them a good mix around, feel free to add some more butter or chilli flakes ( which is delicious but a bit hot for little mouths.)

Pan fried Sprouts with Bacon

Serve while hot and enjoy x.

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