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 just 1 SmartPoint per serving this will soon become a favorite side dish.

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

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

 

Ingredients for Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

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

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

Directions for Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

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

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.

Add in remaining ingredients and stir well.

Place lid on Instant Pot and set to seal.

Cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes.

Quick release and serve.

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

Yield: 4

Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Garlic

Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Garlic
Makes 4 Servings 1 SmartPoint per Serving on Beyond the Scale, FreeStyle, and FlexPlan
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.

Makes 4 Servings

1 SmartPoint per Serving on Beyond the Scale, FreeStyle, and FlexPlan

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

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.

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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!

 

Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    KOB
    April 18, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    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?

    • Reply
      Michele Brosius
      April 18, 2019 at 4:55 pm

      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!

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