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Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Garlic

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This Weight Watchers friendly recipe is going to be a favorite in your home. With just a few ingredients this Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Garlic dish is ideal for everyday or company.  

With low points per serving this will soon become a favorite side dish that you can enjoy on Weight Watchers or just a healthy eating plan of your choice. You can make tons of great recipes in the Instant Pot!

We love cooking with the Instant Pot because it means that we don’t have to hover around in the kitchen. The pressure cooker does the hard work and there’s no checking required.

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Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Garlic

We love Brussels Sprouts with this extra hint of flavor. A few fresh garlic cloves and center cut bacon can bring amazing flavor to an otherwise boring vegetable.  With the updated Weight Watchers plan, this remains at only 1 Freestyle SmartPoint per serving.

This delicious recipe makes four Servings and calculates to ONE SmartPoint per Serving on Beyond the Scale, FreeStyle, and FlexPlan.

For the new three plan program (myWW+) you can find the points below for each of the color coded plans. Remember these points are calculated using the brands and ingredients that we use.

If you make even small changes it can skew the points so be sure to use the Weight Watchers recipe calculator to calculate the points for yourself if you have questions or concerns.

points bubbles showing 3 points on all three plans

Ingredients for Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts:

For this recipe we will be using fresh Brussels sprouts, garlic, shallots, center cut bacon, and water. That’s it! You can find the full amounts and ingredients in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. There’s nothing complex or complicated in this one.

The flavors work great together and they’re simple so there’s not a lot of adjusting you need to do on account of hard to find ingredients, etc.

top down look at the bowl full of finished instant pot Brussels sprouts.

Kitchen Essentials for Instant Pot recipes:

For this recipe you’ll need an Instant Pot or another electric pressure cooker. They’re so easy to use and there’s so many awesome recipes out there for them that you really can’t go wrong with buying one! I use mine every week for a variety of different recipes.

My Instant Pot Duo is one of my favorite kitchen appliances, we wouldn’t want to go back to life without it that’s for sure!

Directions for Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

Prepare Brussels sprouts by removing stems and halving larger pieces so they become bite-sized.

prepped ingredients for instant pot Brussels sprouts ready to be cooked.

Mince garlic cloves, slice shallots and cut bacon into small pieces.

Turn Instant Pot to Saute, and add bacon to Instant Pot liner.  Cook for 5-7 minutes or until it begins to render and crisp.

garlic and onion ready to be sauted in the instant pot.

Add in remaining ingredients and stir well.

ingredients in the instant pot ready to start cooking.

Place lid on Instant Pot and set to seal.

Cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes.

a look at the finished recipe ready to eat.

Quick release and serve.

the finished Brussels sprouts made in the instant pot ready to eat.

You may wish to add salt or pepper to the final product, but I found that with the rendered bacon, it did not need any additional seasoning.

If you prefer, you can cook the bacon a bit crisper, but as it comes to pressure it will soften.  I have also made this with the bacon removed after rendering and simply added as a garnish.  This is up to you and your preferences on texture.

More Instant Pot Recipes To Try:

Here are some other delicious Instant Pot recipes that I think you’ll love! give them a try today or add them to your meal plans for the coming weeks to mix things up and try some new things.

Free up the stove and oven using your IP to make your side dishes. This recipe is easy and delicious. Weight Watchers Candied Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot.

Chili is even better as leftovers. Make a big pot and eat it the next day too.Vegetarian Weight Watchers Chili in the Instant Pot

a bowl full of the finished instant pot Brussels sprouts ready to eat.

Macaroni and cheese is a mainstay meal for our family. You can never have too much cheeseWeight Watchers Instant Pot Macaroni & Cheese

You can use your IP for any meal of the day. This easy dish will make your mornings better than ever.Instant Pot Weight Watchers Breakfast Casserole

Here’s an easy dinner idea the whole family will love. You start with a simple pork tenderloin and end with a delicious meal. Instant Pot Vortex Pork Tenderloin

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Printable Instant Pot Brussels sprouts Recipe:

Yield: 4

Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Garlic

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Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Garlic are the perfect side dish for any meal! Make these in just a few minutes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh Brussels Sprouts
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 shallots, diced fine
  • 4 slices center cut bacon, cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Prepare Brussels sprouts by removing stems and halving larger pieces so they become bite-sized.
  2. Mince garlic cloves, slice shallots and cut bacon into small pieces.
  3. Turn Instant Pot to Saute, and add bacon to Instant Pot liner. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until it begins to render and crisp.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.
  5. Place lid on Instant Pot and set to seal.
  6. Cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
  7. Quick release and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 121Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 11mgSodium 223mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 8g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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KOB

Thursday 18th of April 2019

I made this a while ago and it was so good! Now I want to make it for a side for company. How long would I have to cook it if I doubled the portions?

Michele Brosius

Thursday 18th of April 2019

Thank you! To double the portions I would use the same cooking time. You can always check the tenderness and cook a few more minutes if not to your liking. Enjoy!

This recipe or post is in no way authorized or associated with the Weight Watchers or myWW Program.

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