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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

This combination of Brussels Sprouts and Bacon is the perfect side dish. It’s easy to make, packed with flavor, and a crowd-pleaser.

Yield: 4 servings 1x
Prep: 5 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 25 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (sub: avocado oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, plus more to taste
  • 46 ounces uncured raw bacon, chopped into small pieces (about 5-7 pieces)

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Cut the roots off of the Brussels and slice them in half.
  3. Place the Brussels sprouts in a mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle uncooked bacon pieces over the sprouts and toss with your hands. Spread out in a single layer on a baking sheet, making sure the Brussels sprouts are cut side down.
  4. Roast the Brussels sprouts for 15 minutes, then shake the pan or flip them. Roast for another 5 minutes or so, until they start to brown and the bacon is crispy. Taste and season with more salt and pepper, as needed. Serve hot.

Notes/Tips

  • Peel lots of outer leaves off and let them get charred. These are my favorite part!
  • Make sure the Brussels are turned face down and bake them on the lowest rack.
© Author: Polly Conner
Cuisine: American Method: Oven