Savory Sundays: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon | | #vegetables #recipe #christmas #sidedish
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…

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon | | #vegetables #recipe #christmas #sidedish
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.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon | | #vegetables #recipe #christmas #sidedish

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.


  1. Sarah says

    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 says

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

  3. Mary says

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

    • says

      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!

  4. says

    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

  5. Nancy R says

    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!

    • says

      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. 😀
      Have a very Merry Christmas!!

  6. says

    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!


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