Are Brussels Sprouts Keto ?(Plus Low Carb Brussels Sprouts Recipe)

Brussels sprouts are a keto vegetable that can be made into a main dish or served as a side dish.

Roasted Brussels sprouts are a very popular low-carb vegetable that many people enjoy. Although some of us enjoy them broasted with balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze, they are also delicious with bacon.

Why Eat Brussels Sprouts on a Ketogenic Diet?

Brussels sprouts are veggies that can be enjoyed on a keto diet. These low-carb vegetables are rich in vitamins C, K, and many antioxidants.

Our Keto Brussels Sprouts Recipe

This delicious recipe can be made with frozen or fresh Brussels sprouts. The Brussels sprouts can be cooked in a cast iron pan, roasted in the oven, or prepared in the air fryer. If you cook them in a cast iron pan, you can cook the bacon and prepare the sprouts in the bacon grease.

It is also worth noting that you can reheat cooked Brussels sprouts in the air fryer. Avoiding reheating in a microwave as they won’t be crispy.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes

  • Cook time: 30 minutes

  • Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 8 slices bacon cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts (washed, trimmed, cut in half)

  • Olive oil

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 5 cloves garlic (minced) or garlic powder

  • 1/4 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese

  • Balsamic glaze (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Clean and trim Brussels sprouts then cut them in half.

  3. Put sprouts in a glass bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Stir well.

  4. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

  5. Pour sprouts into the pan. Season then cover with bacon.

  6. Bake for 15 minutes, stir, then bake for another 15 minutes.

  7. The cooked Brussels sprouts should be golden brown, even blackened on some edges.

  8. Serve with parmesan cheese sprinkled over the top, if desired.

  9. Lightly pour some balsamic vinegar over the top, if desired.

Nutritional Information

This recipe will make six or seven servings. A serving size has about 220 calories and 4 net carbs.

What Other Vegetables are Keto Friendly?

  • Asparagus

  • Bell Peppers

  • Broccoli

  • Brussel Sprouts

  • Cauliflower

  • Celery

  • Cucumber

  • Green Beans

  • Kale

  • Mushrooms

  • Spinach

  • Zucchini

What Vegetables are not Keto?

  • Starchy Vegetables:

    • Potatoes

    • Sweet potatoes

    • Corn

    • Peas

    • Butternut squash

  • Root Vegetables:

    • Carrots

    • Beets

    • Parsnips

    • Turnips (in larger quantities)

  • Legumes:

    • Beans (e.g., black beans, kidney beans)

    • Lentils

    • Chickpeas