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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

There are lots of ways to personalize this roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon recipe to your own tastes, but it all starts with perfectly roasted sprouts. Keep an eye on them so they get crisp but don’t burn. —Karen Keefe, Phoenix, Arizona
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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 6 bacon strips, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, toss Brussels sprouts, bacon, olive oil, salt and pepper. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking sheet. Roast, stirring halfway through cooking, until sprouts are tender and lightly browned, 20-25 minutes. Drizzle with balsamic glaze; serve warm.

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Why are my roasted Brussels sprouts mushy?

Thankfully, roasting Brussels sprouts over 400°F typically prevents your sprouts from getting soggy. It's one of the best ways to cook Brussels sprouts in our opinion! If you run into any issues, you may be making one of these roasted veggie mistakes.

Can I make my own balsamic glaze for the Brussels sprouts?

Yes, you can make your own balsamic glaze if you like! To make balsamic glaze, also known as balsamic reduction, simmer balsamic vinegar over medium heat with either sugar or honey until it thickens, like in this grilled peach recipe.

How do I store Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon?

Roasted Brussels sprouts typically last for about three days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

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Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor
Editor's Note
Italian-Inspired Brussels Sprouts: While the Brussels sprouts are roasting, saute 1/2 cup finely diced pancetta or bacon until crisp. Toss cooked sprouts with the pancetta, 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and some freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 227 calories, 16g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 381mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 8g protein.

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