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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon


The following recipe was shared by one of the hippest bloggers I know, Sylvie of Hollywood Homestead. Thanks, Sylvie!

Think you don’t like a particular veggie? Want to know my secret for getting just about anyone to drool over it?

Put some bacon on it.

This simple commandment has my kiddos loving their spinach, asparagus, and — yes — brussels sprouts. And no, before you lambast me about bacon, I’m talking about the good kind. The kind from hogs raised on pasture, rich in the healthy monounsaturated fats your body needs.

With this recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon, you’ll be sure to enjoy these fantastically cute veggies. (As my three year old would say, “They’re baby cabbages.” She also calls broccoli “baby trees.”)

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

The Players

The How-To

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cut the bacon into small chunks and fry your bacon until crispy.

While you are waiting, wash and cut brussels sprouts in half and put in a pan.Put the brussels sprouts in the oven until the bacon is finished.

When the bacon is finished pour the bacon fat into the pan with the brussels sprouts. Do not include the cooked bacon.
Replace pan with brussels sprouts and bacon fat into the oven and continue cooking for 30 minutes or until nicely browned.

Take out, add the bacon to the pan and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.


Meet Sylvie

sylvie at hollywood homesteadSylvie is a celebrity personal assistant and mom of 3 by day, paleo enthusiast and blogger by night. She and SAHD hubby, Eric, each lost over 60 lbs with paleo and continue to improve their family’s health with food and lifestyle tweaks.

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20 Responses to Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
  1. Jessica
    September 17, 2013 | 5:23 pm

    This is the only way I eat brussel sprouts…so delish!

  2. Nibea Villanueva
    September 17, 2013 | 8:46 pm

    Going to try the recipe.

  3. Françoise Baretsky
    September 17, 2013 | 9:52 pm

    That’s the way I make them,except I sautée chopped onions with the bacon,add more flavor.

  4. Joyce
    September 18, 2013 | 7:54 am

    I love brussel sprouts and i love bacon. This sounds absolutely delicious. I am definitely going to do this this recipe.

  5. RC
    September 18, 2013 | 11:14 pm

    I’ve had mixed results with brussel sprouts. I want to try this because when cooked right they are delicious. Where can I find pasteurized bacon? I’m in the Dallas area.

  6. Single Man's Kitchen via Facebook
    March 25, 2014 | 11:25 am


  7. Tammy Kraushaar Vuylsteke via Facebook
    March 25, 2014 | 11:34 am

    Bacon and shallots are a go to for any green. Kale is a exceptionally good.

  8. Chris Herndon Bade via Facebook
    March 25, 2014 | 12:09 pm

    I made the brussel sprouts, it was the first time I’ve ever eaten them–EVER. They were delicious!!!

  9. Jane Elizabeth via Facebook
    March 25, 2014 | 12:32 pm


  10. Melanie Johnson via Facebook
    March 25, 2014 | 12:44 pm

    Alton Brown has a recipe with bacon and blue cheese. So good!

  11. Ashlee Marie Aisenson via Facebook
    March 25, 2014 | 12:47 pm

    My whole family loves your bacon wrapped sweet potato recipe!!! I’m one of the few who actually likes sweet potatoes, now they all do! Only if wrapped in bacon of course ;)

  12. Food Renegade via Facebook
    March 25, 2014 | 1:30 pm

    Melanie Johnson, I made them last night but added goat cheese! Delicious!

  13. Windy Lee via Facebook
    March 25, 2014 | 2:14 pm

    i saute mine in balsamic vinegar and chipolte olive oil and then bake them with bacon bits and parm cheese.

  14. Rene Whitehurst via Facebook
    March 25, 2014 | 2:35 pm

    This recipe is almost the same as Nom Nom Paleo’s. Just add balsamic vinegar-awesome!

  15. Shipley Marmion via Facebook
    March 25, 2014 | 4:58 pm

    I make mine like this but on the flattop. So great!

  16. Mary Light via Facebook
    September 22, 2014 | 12:36 pm

    Try them too sauteed in a little butter, with some maple syrup added and toasted pine nuts.

  17. Food Renegade via Facebook
    September 22, 2014 | 2:46 pm

    Oh my, Mary! That sounds tasty!

  18. Joy Easley via Facebook
    September 22, 2014 | 4:28 pm

    I make them exactly this way, but with one key addition: I add a healthy splash of apple cider vinegar, which gives it the acidity it needs to balance out the hint of bitterness in Brussels sprouts.

  19. Chris Niewiarowski via Facebook
    September 22, 2014 | 5:26 pm

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