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I can only imagine the chaos every Christmas Dinner hostess/host is faced with on this beautiful Sunday. There’s two days left. Two! Some of you are probably hosting a Christmas Eve Party, as well, and you have just a day. One day.

On top of all that, you have to deal with those questions in your head that won’t leave you alone; do I have enough, do I need more ham, can I get away with two desserts, the MIL better not try to get away with store-bought pie… So many thoughts, so little time.

Go ahead, take a sip of that spiked apple cider next to you…

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I wanted to help you out with a side dish of Roasted Brussels Sprouts. An extra side dish is one of those things that you always need plenty of, but have a hard time figuring out how to make it different.

I was first introduced to brussels sprouts at my aunt’s Christmas Dinner few years back. They were steamed and seasoned with salt and pepper. I didn’t fall in love with them right away. Sadly, it took me a good ten or twenty tries before I finally said, oh yeah, gimme more.

The secret to finally falling in love? Bacon. And the oven. That’s it.

Lesson(s) learned: Roasted veggies rock. Bacon makes everything better, and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon are my absolute favorite side dish.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
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Serves: Serves 4
  • 1-pound fresh large brussels sprouts, washed, cut in half, brown ends cut off
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl; toss to coat evenly.
  4. Spread the brussels sprouts on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally for even cooking.
  6. Taste for salt and pepper.
  7. Serve immediately.

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  1. Sarah October 21, 2014 at 10:16 AM - Reply

    Sounds wonderful, but seems odd that the picture is misleading in that it leads you to believe that the dish is prepared on top of the stove in a skillet :)

  2. Southern Girl April 11, 2013 at 9:11 PM - Reply

    I made these tonight! There were awesome. First time preparing brussel sprouts and it was amazing!

  3. TheFairlyGoodMother March 30, 2013 at 12:04 AM - Reply

    Awesome recipe! I am linking back to your blog :)

  4. Fay January 12, 2013 at 9:41 AM - Reply

    This was delicious. Happy to have found you on Pinterest.

    • Kate@Diethood January 12, 2013 at 10:27 AM - Reply

      Thank you!! I’m so happy to know that you loved it! :)

  5. Mary January 9, 2013 at 8:51 PM - Reply

    I just made this tonight. Yummy! Will definitely make it again. I was pleased that the bacon crisped up in the oven. Thanks!

    • Kate@Diethood January 12, 2013 at 9:17 AM - Reply

      Thank you, Mary!! That’s what I like the most about this dish… the crispy bacon! ;-)

  6. Susan January 6, 2013 at 5:09 PM - Reply

    This sounds great… Do you need to cook the bacon before putting it on the baking sheet? Thank you.

    • Kate@Diethood January 6, 2013 at 5:25 PM - Reply

      Hi Susan!
      No, there’s no need to cook the bacon. In fact, because of the bacon’s juices released during the roasting process, this dish tastes that much better. Everything is better with bacon! ;-)
      Thank you SO much for stopping by!

  7. Jean December 29, 2012 at 9:56 AM - Reply

    I LOVE brussels sprouts prepared this way. I use yummy thick cut peppered bacon.

  8. Mallory December 25, 2012 at 12:49 PM - Reply

    I love brussel sprouts…and roasting them with bacon is perhaps my favorite way to enjoy them! Hoping you are have a Merry Christmas!

    • Kate@Diethood December 25, 2012 at 12:54 PM - Reply

      Thank you, Mallory! Merry Christmas to you and to yours!!

  9. Court Star @ StarSystemz December 25, 2012 at 12:46 AM - Reply

    My mother in law made a similar dish for Thanksgiving this year and all I have to say is I literally ate the whole thing and made sure to take all leftovers to eat the rest of the week! What a spectacular idea! Love + Shine CourtStar

  10. Holly December 24, 2012 at 9:04 AM - Reply

    I love this combination and plan to have them on our Christmas table tomorrow. Brussels and bacon– delicious!

  11. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen December 24, 2012 at 3:46 AM - Reply

    I´m with you, roasting makes any veggie better, and bacon just seals the deal. This looks so good! Have a wonderful Christmas Kate!

  12. Sandra's Easy Cooking December 23, 2012 at 6:25 PM - Reply

    Oh Yea! Everything tastes better with bacon! Loving your idea and pictures are so delicious lookin’ will try this over holidays! xo

  13. Laura (Tutti Dolci) December 23, 2012 at 5:50 PM - Reply

    I love roasted brussels sprouts! The best way to eat them :).

  14. Liz December 23, 2012 at 5:06 PM - Reply

    I agree!!! Roasting and adding bacon makes the best Brussels sprouts! Merry, merry Christmas, my friend!!! xo

  15. Nancy R December 23, 2012 at 3:36 PM - Reply

    I was never a fan of brussel sprouts but did convert after finding a recipe which included a touch of honey with it. Soooo delicious! :)
    Your picture makes them look so good. Love it!

  16. Valerie December 23, 2012 at 11:39 AM - Reply

    Okay, you and bacon have convinced me to give Brussels sprouts another chance. Well played, you two…well played. ;-)

  17. Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious December 23, 2012 at 8:10 AM - Reply

    Adding this to my Christmas menu!

    • Kate@Diethood December 23, 2012 at 8:49 AM - Reply

      Thank you, Dorothy!! It really is a delicious side dish…I make it quite often and the only complaint is that I didn’t make enough. My husband’s advice is to double the recipe if you can. :-D
      Have a very Merry Christmas!!

  18. Stacy December 23, 2012 at 8:06 AM - Reply

    Now, this is THE WAY to make Brussels Sprouts! We love them roasted…always better. And, now we will try them with bacon…should be infinitely better! Thank you, Kate!

    • Kate@Diethood December 23, 2012 at 8:47 AM - Reply

      Hi Stacy! It amazes me that this little cabbage looking thing could taste sooo good after a half hour in the oven! :-D

  19. Ramona December 23, 2012 at 7:19 AM - Reply

    Love roasted brussel sprouts… love them with bacon. This is a winner!!

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