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Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts With Bacon & Garlic

Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts With Bacon & Garlic

  • Author: Instant Pot Eats
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: British
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Classic combination of crispy bacon and garlic gives these Instant Pot Brussels sprouts the best flavor. Serve these as a side dish with any main, perfect for midweek dinner, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Low-carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo and Whole30 friendly.


1-1.2lb / 450-500 g Brussels sprouts, halved
1 tbsp butter or olive oil (for Whole30)
3 oz / 100 g streaky bacon, diced
2 garlic cloves, sliced
A pinch of salt and pepper
Juice of 1/3 lemon


  • To prepare the Brussels sprouts, give them a good wash, cut off the hard ends and slice them in halves. If they’re very small, leave them whole. Set aside.
  • Cut the bacon into small strips or cubes and slice the garlic.
  • Tun the Instant Pot on and add a cup of water. Place the trivet on the bottom. Add Brussels sprouts to a steaming basket or a heat-proof round dish (like a cake tin). Place on top of the trivet and close the lid. Set the Instant Pot to Manual/Pressure cook, HIGH pressure and adjust the time to 1 minute. The whole cooking process will take about 7-8 minutes with pressurising.
  • Once the time is up, use the quick release to let off the pressure. Open the lid and remove the Brussels sprouts and the trivet, discard the water and wipe the pot dry.
  • Place the inner pot back and turn the Sauté function on. Once heated, add the butter and bacon and stir through. Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring a few times, until crispy and slightly browned. Add the garlic right at the end and stir through for 15-20 seconds.
  • Return our steamed Brussels sprouts back to the pot, season with a pinch fo salt and pepper and drizzle with the lemon juice. Stir through and serve.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 121
  • Sugar: 1.9 g
  • Sodium: 226.4 mg
  • Fat: 8.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.4 g
  • Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.1 mg