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Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts Salad

This brown butter brussels sprouts salad is made with cooked brussels sprouts, bacon and arugula and drizzled with the most delicious balsamic brown butter dressing.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: brown butter, brown butter brussels sprouts, brussels sprouts salad
Servings: 3
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Erin


  • 4 slices bacon chopped; or sub 4 oz. pancetta
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cups brussels sprouts shredded
  • 3 tablespoon shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups arugula

for the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar


  • Cook the bacon in a large nonstick skillet. Once it's cooked, use a slotted spoon to remove the bacon but save the grease. Place bacon in a bowl and set aside.
  • Add olive oil to the skillet, then cook the brussels sprouts in the skillet over medium-high heat until they're browned to your liking. Add bacon back into the skillet, then sprinkle parmesan over top and set aside.
  • Next, make the dressing. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat until browned, stirring occasionally. Be careful not to burn it! You want it to be a golden brown color. Pour butter into a bowl, then add the balsamic; stir to combine, then drizzle HALF of it over top of the brussels sprouts mixture.
  • Place arugula onto a plate, then pour the brussels sprouts mixture over top. Drizzle the whole salad with a little more of the brown butter, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. It's ok if you have leftover brown butter -- save it for another recipe!
  • Enjoy!


*Calories are per serving and are an estimation 
-You can buy pre-shredded brussels sprouts, or throw them into your food processor to quickly shred them. 
-Start by using a small amount of brown butter then adding more as needed; you can always add more, but you can't take it off!


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1938IU | Vitamin C: 127mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 2mg