Fear not, friends. No slimy brussels here. Crisp and caramelized on the outside, perfectly tender on the inside, coated with a salty sweet balsamic glaze, and topped with bacon? Meet your new favorite green vegetable. The main course will be jealous that the brussels sprouts have stolen the show.
Simple ingredients, big flavors...
These Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic are so easy to make. Just trim, toss with a little bit of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, salt, and black pepper. Top with bacon and roast until tender. That's it!
Speaking of Balsamic... If you're new here you probably don't know that we lived in Italy for a while in 2014. While we were there I got to see how traditional balsamic is made. It's so amazing. You can read all about our trip to the Acetaia here.Print
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 40
- Total Time: 45 minutes
1 lb. fresh brussels sprouts, washed, trimmed, and halved
3-4 slices thick bacon, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Combine olive oil, balsamic, brown sugar, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add brussels sprouts and toss to coat.
Arrange brussels sprouts on a baking tray. Top with bacon pieces.
Roast in 400°F oven for 25 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350°F for 5-10 more minutes or until until desired tenderness. Check tenderness periodically by piercing centers of the brussels with paring knife.
Keywords: brussels sprouts, bacon, balsamic glaze