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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

For a flavorful yet easy side dish, try Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon. Smoky bacon and caramelized onions help this sheet pan vegetable recipe shine.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings (1 cup each)
Calories 220kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved lengthwise (see note 1)
  • 1 small red onion chopped (about 1 cup, see note 2)
  • 8 ounces bacon chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional, see note 3
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
  • In a large bowl, add Brussels sprouts, onion, and bacon.. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using). Toss to coat and spread into a single layer on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake until Brussels sprouts are tender-crisp and browning around the edges, 30 to 35 minutes, stirring halfway through baking time. Drizzle with vinegar and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Notes

  1. Brussels sprouts: Seek out sprouts of a similar size, if possible. When everything is cut in the same general size, it's easier to ensure even cooking. Slicing the sprouts in half increases flat surface area, too; flat surfaces make more contact with the baking sheet, which helps boost the caramelization factor.
  2. Red onion: Chopped shallots would also work wonderfully.
  3. Crushed red pepper flakes: These are completely optional. Add a little (or a lot) if you like your sides on the spicy side.
  4. Yield: This recipe makes eight generous 1-cup servings of Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon.
  5. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 518mg | Potassium: 609mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 903IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg