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    These roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon are so delicious and easy to make! Gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, and Whole30 compliant.

    roasted brussel sprouts with bacon

    Enter Brussels sprouts and garlic. This side dish is full of flavor and nutrition. Add bacon to the mix and you have a match made in heaven. These tiny caramelized sprouts are the perfect side dish for any time of the year. I love their golden brown leaves and delectable caramelized look and taste. When they are roasted correctly, they have a sweet taste that is irresistible.

    You can similarly prepare roasted broccoli with bacon and if you are a lover of sprouts, be sure to check out my sauteed Brussels with carrots.

    Ingredients you will need

    • Brussel sprouts
    • Garlic cloves
    • Olive oil
    • Salt
    • Black pepper
    • Bacon
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    How to Cook Brussel Sprouts with Bacon in the Oven

    • Wash Brussel sprouts, trim ends and cut in half.
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    • Place brussels sprouts and garlic in a mixing bowl and add olive oil, and season with salt and black pepper.
    • Add diced bacon and toss to coat.
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    • Spread Brussels sprouts & bacon on a foil-lined baking sheet with the cut side down. Pop it in the preheated oven and bake at 425 F for about 15 minutes or until the cut side of the sprouts has started to caramelize. Flip them and bake 5 more minutes.
    baked brussel sprouts and bacon

    That’s it! Three easy steps and you have a beautiful nutritious side dish in just 20 minutes. Enjoy! 🙂

    What do you serve with roasted Brussel sprouts?

    These baked Brussel sprouts with bacon make for a great side dish to serve with your weeknight dinner. They are also a wonderful side dish for your Thanksgiving and holiday table. I promise even the sprout haters will love these! They make a great side dish to accompany your favorite meals throughout the year. Try them with:

    oven roasted brussel sprouts

    How do you trim Brussels sprouts?

    Spouts are really easy to prep. I like to give them a quick rinse first under cold water to remove any dirt. Then, use a sharp knife to cut the bottom off and remove the tough outer leaves and cut them in half. That’s it!

    How do you make Brussels crispy?

    I love these sprouts when they are slightly crispy around the edges. Texture makes everything better! Make sure that each sprout is covered with the olive oil, I like to use my hands to really get everything mixed. For the most crispy Brussel Sprouts, spread them on an even layer on the baking sheet, don’t pile them up, and place them with the cut side down.

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    How Long to Roast Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

    It’s best to roast the sprouts at a high temperature (425 F and higher) for about 15 -20 minutes or until the edges have started to caramelize. Higher temps bring out those sugars and help the sprouts cook more quickly. Cooking them quickly is key to roasting Brussels sprouts perfectly, otherwise, the long cook time makes the sprouts bitter and with an unpleasant smell.

    Healthy Brussel Sprouts Bacon Recipe

    This roasted Brussel sprouts and bacon recipe is naturally low-carb, gluten-free, keto, paleo, and Whole30 side dish. Oven-roasted Brussel sprouts are a delicious vegetable to add to your healthy diet.

    Brussels sprouts are tiny packages full of nutrition, high in antioxidants, potassium, calcium, iron, vitamin C, folate and they are an excellent source of dietary fiber.

    brussel sprouts with bacon recipe

    Recipe Tips and Notes

    • Pick good quality Brussels sprouts with tight, compact, bright-green leaves. Avoid those which leaves have started to open up or turn brown.
    • Make sure each brussel sprout is coated with oil. This along with the high temperature will help them to crisp up on the outside.
    • Place all Brussels sprouts halves cut side down in a single layer on the foil-lined baking sheet to get a nice caramelization.
    • Roast the sprouts at high temperature (425 F or higher) to ensure that they get crispy on the outside and tender in the middle.
    • Don’t overcook the sprouts. When cooked for too long, sprouts turn mushy and bitter (due to the excess sulphur they release). When they are cooked perfectly, they are sweet, crisp on the outside and have a mild flavor.
    • You can easily vary the recipe by sprinkling the Brussels sprouts with lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, or apple cider vinegar. They also taste delicious with pine nuts, which you can sprinkle on top when serving.
    • If you use frozen sprouts, defrost them thoroughly and remove as much excess water as you can. Place them in the oven without any oil first to get them to dry out as much as possible before continuing with the recipe. I always prefer fresh, but frozen will work in a pinch.
    • Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days and be reheated in the oven or in a skillet.

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    Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

    The best brussels sprouts recipe ever, made with crisp bacon goodness! Easy and delicious to make! Perfect side dish for weeknight meals or the holiday table.
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 25 minutes
    Servings 6
    Calories 241kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Preheat oven to 425 F
    • Wash Brussels sprouts, trim ends and cut in half.
    • Place brussels sprouts and garlic in a mixing bowl and add olive oil, and season with salt and black pepper. Add diced bacon and toss to coat.
    • Spread Brussels sprouts & bacon on a foil-lined baking sheet with cut side down. Pop it in the preheated oven and bake at 425 F for about 15 minutes or until the cut side of the sprouts has started to caramelize. Flip them and bake 5 more minutes.

    NOTES

    Recipe Tips & Notes

    • Pick good quality Brussels sprouts with tight, compact, bright-green leaves. Avoid those which leaves have started to open up or turn brown.
    • Make sure each brussel sprout is coated with oil. This along with the high temperature will help them to crisp up on the outside.
    • Place all Brussels sprouts halves cut side down in a single layer on the foil-lined baking sheet to get a nice caramelization.
    • Roast the sprouts at high temperature (425 F or higher) to ensure that they get crispy on the outside and tender in the middle.
    • Don’t overcook the sprouts. When cooked for too long, sprouts turn mushy and bitter (due to the excess sulphur they release). When they are cooked perfectly, they are sweet, crisp on the outside and have a mild flavor.
    • You can easily vary the recipe by sprinkling the Brussels sprouts with lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, or apple cider vinegar. They also taste delicious with pine nuts, which you can sprinkle on top when serving.
    • If you use frozen sprouts, defrost them thoroughly and remove as much excess water as you can. Place them in the oven without any oil first to get them to dry out as much as possible before continuing with the recipe. I always prefer fresh, but frozen will work in a pinch.
    • Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days and be reheated in the oven or in a skillet.
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    NUTRITION

    Serving: 201g | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.9g | Protein: 13.1g | Fat: 15.6g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11.8g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 773mg | Fiber: 6.5g | Sugar: 3.7g
    Course Side Dish
    Cuisine American
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    June 15, 2020

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    Comments

    Ela

    5 stars
    My husband and I love Brussels sprouts, and we absolutely loved these. Thanks!

    Meghan McMorrow

    5 stars
    This Roasted Brussels Sprouts is seriously making me hungry!

    Pol

    5 stars
    This is my favorite way to eat Brussels sprouts, roasted is the best!

    Dara Whitelaw Michalski

    5 stars
    Love how crispy and tasty these Roasted Brussels Sprouts look! Yummy!

    Inna

    5 stars
    One of my favorite sides! I will be making this over and over again!

    Kat

    5 stars
    These looks so easy! Plus I love Brussels can’t wait to try them!

    Keli

    5 stars
    I’m obsessed! this recipe is super easy and absolutely delicious. I’m finding myself making these for lunch multiple days a week now. i guess it’s better than eating chocolate everyday!

    Alina

    5 stars
    I love brussel sprouts! I’ve never had them roasted though. I can’t wait to try this recipe soon. 🙂

    Florentina Lile

    5 stars
    I’m going to make these tomorrow for dinner! We LOVE brussels sprouts! MMM…roasted is our favorite! Looks delicious!

    Tolan

    5 stars
    This is my new favorite way to cook Brussel Sprouts! My husband even likes them, and he really doesn’t care for sprouts. Thank you!

    Dan

    I have made something similiar to this and it was great. I will be trying this in the next week or two. However, I don’t use salt, but I will use Mrs. Dash’s Garlic and Herb for seasoning and that will replace the salt and garlic.

    Thank you for a great receipe.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Great! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

    Mira

    5 stars
    I love brussels sprouts and this version sounds and looks delicious! Will be trying it soon! Pinned!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks Mira!

    Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    You said it in the first sentence- roasted veggies in the winter are the best comfort food. So healthy and bursting with flavor. Love 🙂

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks Medha!

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