Cooking / Pork / Vegetables / Western

Brussel Sprouts and Bacon

Brussel Sprouts and Bacon- Yes to CookingOh, Bacon.  How I love thee so!  Sometimes, you just need to satisfy that craving for some savory bacon.  Select the healthy alternative and go for a low-sodium bacon to cut down on the salt content.   Pairing bacon with brussel sprouts and baking until both are golden brown give a deep, smoky flavor profile to this simple dish.

Total Time: 45 minutes

 

Ingredients:
1.5 pounds brussel sprouts
4 slices of low-sodium bacon
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:
1) Preheat oven to 365F.
2) Wash and trim ends of brussel sprouts.  Cut into halves.
3) Lay brussel sprouts on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil.  Take heed to have the cut face of the brussel sprouts facing up.
4) Cut bacon slices into 1.5-inch pieces and lay on top of the brussel sprouts.
5) Drizzle extra virgin olive oil with a light hand.  Season with salt and pepper.
6) Bake in oven for 45 minutes, but give a turn to the brussel sprouts at the 35 minute mark.

Brussel Sprouts and Bacon- Yes to Cooking

Tips:
Go light on the salt because bacon already has a smoky, salty flavor to it.  Placing the brussel sprouts cut side up allows the bacon drippings to fall into the little crevices of each brussel sprouts and maximizes the flavor.

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2 thoughts on “Brussel Sprouts and Bacon

    • I’m so glad you liked the recipe and going to try it out, Judy! It’s a quick side dish to make and packed with flavor because of the oven-roasting and bacon 🙂 -Veronica

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