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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

This easy side dish, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, is low carb and oh so delicious! Pair it with your favorite main dish, serve it at your next holiday meal or just enjoy it by itself!

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Funny story about brussels sprouts: I used to hate ’em. You could not get me to eat them. I remember when I was a kid, my mom used to make my brother and I try a little of each thing that she made, especially if the things she made were vegetables. When I had to eat brussels sprouts, right after I put one in my mouth I would pretend like I was coughing into my napkin. But I wasn’t really coughing. I was spitting out that darn brussels sprout!  But those days are long gone and now, I actually enjoy brussels sprouts. In fact, recently I’ve been craving them. It all started with my birthday dinner about a month ago…


That was my birthday dinner. Diver scallops, pickled blackberries, barley, some type of squash (apologies, I cannot remember what it was called) and brussels sprouts cups. It was oh so delicious. I could eat that every day and not get sick of it! Anyways, ever since I ate that, I’ve been craving brussels sprouts. So I decided to make Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon. Because who doesn’t love bacon? We paired the brussels sprouts with some burgers, macaroni and cheese and roasted asparagus. I actually roasted the asparagus the exact same way I roasted the brussels sprouts. So there ya go, interchangeable veggies! Enjoy the recipe!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 1lb brussels sprouts, trimmed and sliced in half
  • 3 slices of smoked bacon, diced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp melted butter


  1. Whisk together the salt and melted butter.
  2. Add the brussels sprouts and bacon. Toss to coat.
  3. Place on a foil lined baking sheet and spread out in a single layer.
  4. Bake at 400 for 30 - 40 minutes, flipping the sprouts with tongs every 10 minutes.



  • What is your favorite vegetable?
  • Do you like brussels sprouts?
  • Which vegetable did you loathe when you were a kid?
  • Would you make this as a side dish for your Thanksgiving meal?


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22 comments on “Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon”

  1. I didn’t like brussel sprouts either until I had them roasted and it definitely made me change my mind! They are so good this way!

  2. I love roasted brussels sprouts, but adding bacon would surely make them even better! I’m going to try this next time. Thanks, Julie!

  3. The only way I’ll eat brussels sprouts is roasted! I like to toss mine with a little garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper and roast away! Obviously, the next time I make them I’m adding bacon. :)

  4. Yummy! I want to run to the store and make these right now.

  5. I love roasted brussels sprouts too, although I have never tried them with bacon. Your birthday dinner looked amazing! You may need to share with me where you dined :) Enjoy the weekend, Julie!

    • Thank you, Ashley! It was so good! The restaurant I went to is called District Table and Bar. They change their menu often to coincide with what meats and veggies they can get fresh and local. They can’t always get local stuff but they try to use that! They are located in Stuart, FL.

  6. I’ve loved Brussels sprouts since I was kid. I know, what a strange thing for a kid to love! I especially love ’em roasted, so now I need to enjoy them with bacon. It makes everything better! Pinning.

    • I ended up making these again last night because I just didn’t get enough of them last weekend! The bacon pairs so well with them! Bacon does make everything better!

  7. I hated Brussels sprouts as a kid! I made them for myself about a year ago and have loved them ever since! I bet they are perfect with bacon!

  8. Yup, me too, another recent convert. Funny thing, I just made almost this same dish a couple nights ago. Unfortunately I ate them all and did not get a picture. Guess I will have to make them again so I can blog about it.

  9. I recently discovered that I like Brussel sprouts….it’s not a vegetable we had growing up so I’ve only had them for the first time in the last year! Your dinner looks wonderful….I’m a scallop lover too!

    • Thank you, Deb! That dinner was amazing! The brussels sprouts that I made last weekend were so good that I made them again last night! YUM! Hope you are enjoying your weekend, even though you had to work!

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