Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

brussels sprouts mixed with chopped bacon in white bowl

Delicious side dish you can make in only 15 minutes using the Instant Pot!

brussels sprouts mixed with chopped bacon in white bowl

Brussels sprouts with bacon is an appealing and delicious recipe as a side dish or even as a light dinner.

I really like this Instant Pot recipe  since it combines the healthiness of the Brussels Sprout and the flavor of the bacon.

The Brussels sprouts are almost neglected at our table. We make broccoli, cauliflower, but hardly ever Brussels sprouts.

People usually think they have a bad taste. Well, for some they do, but when paired with something as bacon, they turn out truly wonderful.

Bacon makes it all good. Bacon turns even the humble Brussels spurts into an amazing dish.

This recipe of Instant Pot brussels sprouts and bacon is so easy to make and you only need some simple ingredients, like bone broth, onion, and garlic.

Of course, bacon and Brussels sprouts and that is it. The Instant pot will cook these to perfection.

Can I Remove the bacon?

If you are looking for a vegetarian option or just don't like bacon, check out this Instant Pot brussels sprouts recipe (without bacon).

2 Ways to Make Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

  1. Cooking the bacon separately in the Instant Pot, then removing and cooking the brussels sprouts.
  2. Cooking altogether.

The first version will give you soft Brussels sprouts with crispy bacon, while the second version will make the bacon soft and soggy. For this Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts with Bacon recipe,  I'm using the first method and cook them separately.

So.. let's get to work!

How To Make

Gather your ingredients:

Saute the bacon in the Instant pot until crispy:

Remove the bacon and cook the onion and garlic for 3 minutes:

Add Brussels sprouts and beef broth \ bone broth:

Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Once done, do a quick steam release.

Serve warm, topped with crispy bacon.

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brussels sprouts mixed with chopped bacon in white bowl

Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Looking to make your kids eat brussels sprouts? Try this Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts with Bacon. Colorful and easy entree for dinner.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brussels sprouts, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, wright bacon
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • 4 slices wright bacon diced
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts cut in half if large
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Select Saute on your Instant pot. Add oil and heat for 1 minute.
  • Add bacon in an instant pot and press sauté, cook for around 7 minutes until it is brown and crispy.
  • Remove the bacon from the Instant pot.
  • Add onion and garlic into the Instant pot. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add Brussels sprouts and pour in the broth.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Close the lid and cook for 4 minutes on manual “high” pressure.
  • Release the pressure quickly.
  • Serve warm, topped with crispy bacon.


Calories: 82kcal Carbohydrates: 13g Protein: 5g Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 1g Sodium: 141mg Potassium: 503mg Fiber: 5g Sugar: 4g Vitamin A: 856IU Vitamin C: 99mg Calcium: 58mg Iron: 2mg
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21 thoughts on “Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

  1. Usually I can’t eat Brussels spouts because they are cooked well enough for me to chew but this recipe changed all that. So wonderfully delicious. Making this again.

    1. You shouldn't need to change the times listed in the recipe, it will still work with 2 lbs. as long as you double all of the other quantities. Just might take a bit longer to come to pressure as the Instant Pot is fuller.

  2. How does your instant pot come to pressure with less than 1 cup of liquid?I've read in that manual and other digital pressure cooker manuals that at least 8 oz of liquid is required to bring the pot to pressure. My Crockpot Express pressure cooker will give an error message if less than 8 oz of liquid is in the pot. Please advise is using 8 oz will make the Brussels sprouts mushy. The recipe looks wonderful. Thank you.

    1. Although some manuals say they require 8 oz. the usually only require about 1/2 cup to function properly, which is why I call for 1/2 cup broth in this recipe. If you get an error message, you can add more liquid as needed. The brussels sprouts shouldn't be mushy, but you might have some extra liquid to strain out, that's all.

    1. Either will work! I tested with fresh brussels sprouts. If cooking from frozen, I would add 2 min. to the cook time to make sure they are fully heated.

  3. What is the purpose of adding oil in order to cook the bacon? Bacon is 75% fat to begin with and I've never cooked bacon in other oil whether frying or baking it. Can't you just cook the bacon in the instant pot without the additional oil?

    1. You're right, you don't necessarily need the additional oil. When adding the onion and garlic, I prefer to add a little extra oil to prevent from sticking. But you might not need it if you have enough fat from the bacon!

    2. The bacon i buy here is lacking in fat. Pan is bone dry when i get done cooking it. I usually have to add a splash of oil becfore cooking eggs because of it.

  4. I’m in crockpot heaven…i am bookmarking this page and will go through these recipes. I just used my crockpot today (chili) and I’m always looking for new crockpot recipes to try. thanks.

  5. This was so good and so easy! I used 5 pieces of bacon because that's what I had left, and set the IP to 6 minutes based on previous experience with brussels sprouts. 5 minutes would probably be perfect timing IMO. Delicious and I'll definitely be making it again.

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