Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Balsamic
After being steamed to tender perfection, the sprouts are browned with the bacon until they get a crisp, golden edge. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar adds a hint of sweetness
Servings Prep Time
4servings 20minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4servings 20minutes
Cook Time
  • 2cups Water
  • 12ounces fresh Brussels sproutstrimmed and halved
  • 5slices baconchopped
  • 2tablespoons chiveschopped fresh
  • 2tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8teaspoon salt
  1. Place a vegetable steamer basket with legs in the Instant Pot. Add the water to the pot.
  2. Add Brussels sprouts to pot, arranging evenly in the steamer basket.
  3. Secure the lid on the pot. Close the pressure-release valve. Select manual and cook at high pressure for 2 minutes. When cooking is complete, use a quick release to depressurize. Press cancel.
  4. Transfer Brussels sprouts to a medium bowl. Remove steamer basket from pot; pour water from the pot. Wipe pot dry.
  5. Select sauté and adjust to normal. Add half of the Brussels sprouts and half of the bacon to the pot.
  6. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until sprouts are browned and bacon is crisp, stirring occasionally.
  7. Transfer sprouts and bacon to a serving dish; cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining sprouts and bacon.
  8. Add to serving dish with first half of sprouts and bacon. Press cancel.
  9. Sprinkle sprouts with chives and drizzle with vinegar; sprinkle with pepper and salt. Toss quickly to coat. Serve immediately.
  10. *TIP: If your steamer basket doesn’t have legs, place the trivet in the pot first, then place steamer basket on top of it.