Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots

Raise Your Hand If You Love Brussels Sprouts. ✋



I grew up HATING brussels sprouts. They were these boiled blobs that we were forced to eat and I swore to myself that a brussels sprout would never be on my kitchen table!!!

Well that all changed when I saw an episode of Barefoot Contessa and she changed my life forever. :)  Roasted brussels sprouts are delicious and they have turned into a main side dish in my house.  I usually just roast them with a little olive oil and salt & pepper, but for Thanksgiving I like to add a little extra to make sure they turn out to be special and yummy for everyone to enjoy.

Here is what you will need:


  • bunch of brussels sprouts –  clean, cut off stems and then cut in half.
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 shallot – sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Here is what you need to do:


Partially cook your bacon and reserve the bacon grease. Don’t let it get to crispy, it will crisp up in the oven.


Give the bacon a good chop.


When the bacon is ready, add the brussels sprouts, chopped bacon and sliced shallots to a sheet pan. Coat with bacon grease, olive oil, salt & pepper.  As Ina would say ” a chef’s best tool are clean hands “.  So just give it all a good toss until everything is mixed and coated.  Roast in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, giving a good toss once in a while.


This dish is so easy to make and will turn any Brussels Sprout hater into a lover every time.

Now what should be next ? 😋





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