Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon: The Perfect Combinations of Both Items

Who doesn’t like Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon? This recipe has all the good combinations of the two main ingredients.  It has a nice balance of sweet garlic, crispiness of the smoky bacon, and the tender roasted sprouts. After all, Brussels Sprouts are pretty versatile.

There is nothing wrong with Brussels Sprouts served with breadcrumbs and butter – some people are used to having this recipe as they grow up. However, if you grow up by constantly eating the sprouts that way, such a way can be boring. That’s why you should try the new Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon recipe. Moreover, you only need to spend a total time of 40 minutes to prep and cook the dish – and you are able to enjoy the generous 8 servings of the dish.

roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and balsamic

Ingredients

  • 6 cloves of roughly chopped garlic
  • 2 lbs (around 908g) of fresh Brussels Sprouts. Cut them in half lengthwise or from the top to bottom
  • A pinch of red pepper flakes
  • A medium of roughly chopped red onion
  • A teaspoon of Kosher salt
  • A teaspoon of ground black pepper. Choose the fresh one
  • 8 slices uncooked thick-cut bacon. You need to cut them to ½ inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin oil

Instructions

  1. To make this Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon recipe, you can start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. On the mean time, you can also line the sheet pan with aluminum foil
  2. You need to spread the sprouts, garlic, and onions on the pan.
  3. Sprinkle the sprouts with pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes. And then drizzle them with the olive oil.
  4. Make sure that your hands are clean before tossing the sprouts evenly. They need to be coated well and evenly
  5. Wiggle the pan so the Brussels Sprouts are laid out within a single layer.
  6. Then sprinkle the (already cut) bacon pieces on the pan evenly
  7. Bake them for 20 minutes – 25 minutes, top. Check whether the sprouts are tender by sticking a fork to them. You also can see that the sprouts are caramelized.
  8. Taste and add the proper seasoning, if necessary. You only need to have the extra salt and the sprouts are tasty enough
  9. Your dish is ready

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Tips

  • You need to roast the sprouts in high temperature so they will caramelize. It is a great way to add the fantastic flavor naturally.
  • Roasting the sprouts is easy and healthy because you won’t need to fry the sprouts or whatsoever.
  • Another alternative is to mix them all and then toss them in a bowl – but make sure that the bowl has a lid. You can also store them in a freezer bag and then keep everything in the fridge. Once you are ready, just take them out and you can enjoy the simple (but delicious) one pan dish that is healthy and mouthwatering.
  • You can roast frozen sprouts, but be aware that the texture would be different. Roasting fresh sprouts would deliver in a different result from roasting frozen sprouts. Frozen sprouts are softened already. If you want to roast them from a frozen state, it takes 40 minutes to do so. You can broil them quickly (at the end of the cooking process), so the sprouts will have pleasant color.

This Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon recipe is simple and direct, and you will be pampered with the great taste too!

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