Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon


Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Are you someone who has never been a big fan of Brussel sprouts?  Well, if you’ve never tried roasted Brussel sprouts, this recipe is a game changer.  Bacon or no bacon, Brussel sprouts truly shine when they are roasted!   If you are going the bacon route, look for a quality brand.  Choose one that is free of antibiotics as well as sugar, gluten, and other additives.  (I use Pederson’s).  Also, I added the fresh parmesan cheese as optional.  I strongly encourage FRESH!  It tastes soooo much better and a little goes a long way in the flavor department.  A chunk of parmesan will last weeks in your refrigerator so you don’t have to worry about waste.  

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 1 lb Brussel sprouts, washed and trimmed (if very large in size, cut in half)  For a time saver, you can purchase pre-trimmed Brussel sprouts or use frozen.
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 4-5 slices of bacon, cut into small strips
  • 2 garlic cloves (1 teaspoon prepared chopped garlic)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon avocado oil (if you are not using bacon, you will need additional oil)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Toss the Brussel sprouts, onion, avocado oil, garlic and balsamic vinegar in a mixing bowl.
  3. Spread on a large sheet pan lined with parchment paper or foil.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and top it off with the bacon strips.
  4. Roast for 20 minutes, stir and roast for an additional 10 minutes or until Brussel sprouts are browned.
  5. If desired, sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.

 

 

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