California Raisin Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Amazing things happen when you add California raisins to vegetable nutrition.



  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 3 slices hickory smoked bacon*, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup California raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes; for garnish


Wash, trim and quarter Brussels sprouts; arrange in microwave-safe container with 1 tablespoon water. Cover, and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp; remove with slotted spoon to drain on paper towels; set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet; add onion and cook over medium heat until tender. Then, stir in cooked Brussels sprouts, raisins, salt and pepper; toss to combine and continue to cook just until heated through. Sprinkle cooked bacon pieces on top. Turn into large serving dish; garnish with cooked bacon pieces and sprinkle with red pepper flakes, as desired.

Note: Omit bacon, and use 1 tablespoon olive oil instead of drippings for vegetarian version.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 110 (42% from fat); Total Fat 5g (sat 2g, mono 2g, poly <1g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 5mg; Protein 3g; Carbohydrate 13g; (Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 9g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 150mg; Calcium 29mg; Potassium 317mg

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5 Responses

  1. Ami miranda says:

    This just looks wonderful. (:

  2. M.R. Tolibrd says:

    would love to try this recipe and plan to do so thanks alot for sharing this one

  3. Joyce Bluestein says:

    I thought raisins are high in sugar as cranberries are too.
    Is this really good for a diabetic ?

  4. Melinda says:

    California Raisins have no added sugar. And, yes, a study shows that eating 1 oz of raisins a day can have a positive impact on those with Type II Diabates. Go to this page and you can read the results of the peer reviewed study.

  5. luke liu says:

    Thank you for the information.

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