Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon creates a savory side dish perfect for a weeknight meal or a holiday gathering. Brussels sprouts are paired with flavorful bacon and roasted until crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. You will love this dish!
ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON
Last week I shared a recipe for Balsamic Brussels Sprouts which combines balsamic, brussels sprouts and pomegranate arils. It is a sweet and savory side dish.
Today I wanted to share a more savory recipe for brussels sprouts with you guys. These Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon is one we often eat at Thanksgiving or Christmas.
If you are a fan of bacon and crispy brussels sprouts then this recipe is for you. It uses 4 simple ingredients: brussels sprouts, bacon, olive oil and garlic.
This dish couldn’t be easier to make and your holiday table will be happy you did.
I also have some really great salad recipe using shredded brussels sprouts. My favorites are this Brussels Sprout Salad with Apple Goat Cheese Salad, Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apple and Pomegranate or this traditional Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THESE BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON?
BRUSSELS SPROUTS: When you buy brussels sprouts at the store you will find them in the produce section.
Some stores sell them loose or you can buy them prepackaged. Once you are ready to make this recipe you will want to trim the stem off and slice them in half.
You will also want to remove any wilted or loose leaves on the outside.
BACON: Bacon makes a really nice pairing to brussels sprouts. It adds a savory flavor and a nice texture. You can use regular pork bacon or even turkey bacon.
OLIVE OIL: When roasting vegetables I love using olive oil. It is a healthy oil to use in cooking and helps to infuse flavor into the roasted veggies.
GARLIC: I am a big fan of adding garlic to brussels sprouts for extra flavor. You can easily leave this out if you want or add more if you want.
HOW DO YOU MAKE BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND BACON RECIPE?
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together brussels sprouts, bacon and garlic and spread evenly on a non-stick baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Place on center rack in preheated oven and roast 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crispy and brussels sprouts have started to caramelize.
Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.
WHAT SHOULD I SERVE WITH THESE ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS?
These brussels sprouts are a great side dish to almost any meal. Here are some of my favorites.
Herb Butter Roasted Turkey: At Thanksgiving we like to make turkey. This is my favorite recipe for a moist, flavorful turkey. It pairs wonderfully with the brussels sprouts.
Slow Cooker Mediterranean Whole Chicken: Pomegranate is an ingredient often found in the Mediterranean diet. It pairs so well with the flavors of that region. This slow cooker chicken would be a nice pairing.
Baked Cod with Lemon: This lemon cod is flaky, light and so sweet. It pairs really well with the brussels sprouts.
Slow Cooker Pot Roast: In the cold months I just adore tender pot roast. It is such a nice combination of savory, sweet and warm flavors.
- 1 pound brussels sprouts, rinsed, trimmed and cut in half
- ½ pound bacon, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix together brussel sprouts, bacon and garlic and spread evenly on a non-stick baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Place on center rack in preheated oven and roast 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crispy and brussel sprouts have started to caramelize.
- Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve warm.