It seems like people have extreme opinions about brussel sprouts–they either LOVE them, or absolutely hate them… Bacon, however, is universally adored. This recipe brings these two ingredients together in a way that you’ll absolutely love! These roasted brussel sprouts with bacon are full of flavor, and are covered in a sweet glaze that will make you forget that you’re eating vegetables!
How to make Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
First, preheat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit, line a baking sheet with tin foil, and spray it with cooking spray. The tin foil isn’t necessary, I just thinks it makes it easier to clean the pan!
Next, thoroughly rinse the brussel sprouts, and slice them in half. If they are really large brussel sprouts, cut them into quarters. If you can, buy smaller brussel sprouts–they usually have better flavor! Also, make sure to use fresh brussel sprouts rather than frozen. Toss the brussel sprouts with olive oil, salt, pepper, and minced garlic. Spread them out in a single layer on the baking sheet so they cook evenly.
Next, cut the uncooked bacon into small chunks–using kitchen scissors is easiest! I like to remove the majority of the fatty pieces, but that’s totally up to you. Spread the bacon pieces over the top of the brussel sprouts, and put them in the oven for 20 minutes.
Next, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, dijon mustard, and honey to make the glaze. Take the brussel sprouts out of the oven after 20 minutes, and drizzle the glaze over the top. Use a spatula to mix everything on the pan, making sure the brussel sprouts are well coated. Then, bake the brussel sprouts for another 8-10 minutes, until they are tender and starting to brown.
Try this recipe out, and let me know how it goes in the comments below!