pan fried brussel sprouts with the fixings

Pan fried brussel sprouts with all the fixings: I used to hate brussel sprouts, but now? I absolutely love and crave them. This recipe is definitely one to repeat! | via The Spirited Violet

I have had an ongoing bad relationship with brussel sprouts since watching Ernest Scared Stupid as a child (yes, I’m super cultured and yes, I watch it often still).  However, when we went to DC, my friend Micah showed me the light to pan fried brussel sprouts.  Now that we’ve been making (and craving) brussel sprouts I keep adding and taking away things to see how I like to serve them up best!  I’m kind of a “cook as I go” and “dump things in that I think sounds good” cook so when I made this recipe last Sunday, I knew I’d have to share it with y’all!

Pan fried brussel sprouts with all the fixings: I used to hate brussel sprouts, but now? I absolutely love and crave them. This recipe is definitely one to repeat! | via The Spirited Violet

pan fried brussel sprouts with the fixings
Serves 5
A yummy recipe for brussel sprouts that is meant as a side, but you might just find yourself sneaking it for the main dish!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound of brussel sprouts
  2. 1/2 cup of parmansean cheese
  3. 1/4th a cup of bacon bits
  4. Butter for frying
  5. Salt for taste
  6. 1/2 cup of pre-made candied pecans (or use the recipe below)
  7. 1/2 cup of pre-made bread crumbs (or use the recipe below)
Candied Pecans
  1. 1/2 cup of pecans
  2. 1 egg white
  3. 1 tablespoon of sugar
  4. A pinch of salt
Bread Crumbs
  1. 1 piece of bread
  2. 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
  3. 1 tablespoon of melted butter
For the brussel sprouts
  1. Heat the frying pan on medium heat with butter (to melt).
  2. Place brussel sprouts cut in half white side down on the frying pan.
  3. Add butter as needed so the brussel sprouts are never dry on the frying pan.
  4. Move the brussel sprouts around the pan often so that they do not burn.
  5. Cook until soft, but not crunchy.
  6. Add candied pecans, bread crumbs and bacon pits into bowl.
  7. Stir ingredients in with the brussel sprouts carefully as not to tear or break apart the brussel sprouts.
  8. Serve up!
For candied pecans
  1. Heat oven to 300 (you can bake at the same time as the bread crumbs)
  2. Chop the pecans. place them in a bowl, and mix in the egg whites, sugar, and salt.
  3. Place the pecan mixture on a cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
For the bread crumbs
  1. Heat oven to 300 (you can bake at the same time as the bread crumbs)
  2. Blend 1 peice of bread in a blender or food processor
  3. Place on a cookie sheet with melted butter and Italian seasoning
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Pan fried brussel sprouts with all the fixings: I used to hate brussel sprouts, but now? I absolutely love and crave them. This recipe is definitely one to repeat! | via The Spirited VioletPan fried brussel sprouts with all the fixings: I used to hate brussel sprouts, but now? I absolutely love and crave them. This recipe is definitely one to repeat! | via The Spirited VioletPan fried brussel sprouts with all the fixings: I used to hate brussel sprouts, but now? I absolutely love and crave them. This recipe is definitely one to repeat! | via The Spirited VioletPan fried brussel sprouts with all the fixings: I used to hate brussel sprouts, but now? I absolutely love and crave them. This recipe is definitely one to repeat! | via The Spirited VioletPan fried brussel sprouts with all the fixings: I used to hate brussel sprouts, but now? I absolutely love and crave them. This recipe is definitely one to repeat! | via The Spirited Violet

You’ll have to tell me if you try the recipe, but more importantly: have you seen Ernest Scared Stupid??

Pan fried brussel sprouts with all the fixings: I used to hate brussel sprouts, but now? I absolutely love and crave them. This recipe is definitely one to repeat! | Stay gold Autumn“>
  • I totally thought those pecans were bacon at first! You should try it with bacon sometime! Soooo good, but I am OBSESSED with Brussels!

    • The recipe has pecans and bacon bits both, but I apparently had forgotten to put the bacon pits on the recipe card. Good eye- you saved me! 🙂

  • I totally thought those pecans were bacon at first! You should try it with bacon sometime! Soooo good, but I am OBSESSED with Brussels!

    • The recipe has pecans and bacon bits both, but I apparently had forgotten to put the bacon pits on the recipe card. Good eye- you saved me! 🙂

  • These sound AMAZING!

  • These sound AMAZING!

  • These sound SO yummy!
    xoxo, Jenny

  • These sound SO yummy!
    xoxo, Jenny

  • I love brussels but my sister hates them. Mum did something very similar to this a while back and even my sister commented on how nice they were.

  • I love brussels but my sister hates them. Mum did something very similar to this a while back and even my sister commented on how nice they were.

  • Heather Gullett Denniston

    Isn’t it funny how Brussels are the new IT vegetable? I love it and bacon anything, hello!

    • I am not very good at keeping up with food trends so I lucked out on this one!! I knew bacon was kind of everything now though 😂.

  • Heather Gullett Denniston

    Isn’t it funny how Brussels are the new IT vegetable? I love it and bacon anything, hello!

    • I am not very good at keeping up with food trends so I lucked out on this one!! I knew bacon was kind of everything now though 😂.

  • I have to try these because brussel sprouts are one of the few vegetables I can say I really dislike. But these sound too gold to be true!

  • I have to try these because brussel sprouts are one of the few vegetables I can say I really dislike. But these sound too gold to be true!

  • Paige Cassandra Flamm

    I love brussel sprouts, but have never actually made them myself, I’ll have to try your recipe soon!

  • Paige Cassandra Flamm

    I love brussel sprouts, but have never actually made them myself, I’ll have to try your recipe soon!

  • These look absolutely amazing! Pinning for later. 🙂

  • These look absolutely amazing! Pinning for later. 🙂

  • Cindy Fox

    I absolutely love brussel sprouts. And these have got to be so good! Going to have to make them 🙂

  • Cindy Fox

    I absolutely love brussel sprouts. And these have got to be so good! Going to have to make them 🙂

  • Cindy Fox

    I think you have a lot of us ready to try them. I haven’t seen Ernest Scared Stupid though.

  • Cindy Fox

    I think you have a lot of us ready to try them. I haven’t seen Ernest Scared Stupid though.