Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts
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How to get your family to eat Brussels sprouts? Add bacon, of course! The bacon infuses the sprouts with flavor as they both cook together. This recipe is a simple side from my cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets.
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 to 6 servings
  • 1½ pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved or quartered (see Brussels Sprouts Note below)
  • 3 slices uncooked bacon, cut into small ½-inch pieces (see Bacon Note below)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat your oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Place the sprouts on the prepared baking sheet. Top with the bacon pieces, oil, salt, and several shakes of pepper. Stir to evenly distribute the ingredients (the small pieces of bacon should stick to the sprouts).
  3. Roast for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring once at 15 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and the sprouts are tender and just starting to caramelize around the edges.
Brussels Sprouts Note: Whole Brussels sprouts steam on the insides, becoming quite tender and even a little mushy when roasted. I use halved or quartered sprouts to help them stay crisp-tender. The flat sides also offer resting spots for the bacon pieces and more surface area to cover with flavor.
Bacon Note: Bacon can contain top allergens, so verify the ingredients before purchasing. I use uncured, nitrate-free bacon, like Niman Ranch or Applegate. Thick cut also works well.
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