Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Side Dishes

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

It’s the time of year when we all start to think about our New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you’ve already started working on them, or maybe you’re still undecided. But one resolution that I think we can all agree on is eating healthier. And if there’s one food that is both healthy and delicious, it’s Brussels sprouts.

I know a lot of people don’t like Brussels sprouts, but I think that’s because they’ve never had them cooked properly. And once you cook them with bacon, they become irresistibly delicious. The bacon adds a salty, smoky flavor that goes so well with the Brussels sprouts.

The best part about this recipe is how easy it is to make. You just need a few simple ingredients and a few minutes of prep time. Then you can just sit back and relax while your Brussels sprouts cook in the oven.

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon - Food, But Simple

This recipe for balsamic-glazed Brussels sprouts pairs well with bacon to create a delicious side dish.

Type: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Recipe Yield: 6

Preparation Time: PT10M

Cooking Time: PT25M

Total Time: PT35M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 6 bacon strips, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
  • 2 tablespoons freshly shaved Parmesan cheese

Recipe Instructions: Preheat oven to 400°. Toss together Brussels sprouts, bacon, olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread on a baking sheet. Roast 25 minutes or until crisp-tender and bacon is cooked through; stirring once halfway through roasting.Meanwhile, heat extra virgin olive oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add pine nuts; cook and stir until toasted. Remove from heat; stir in oregano.Transfer Brussels sprouts mixture to a large bowl. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pine nut mixture. Serve immediately.

Tips for Making Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

If you can’t find balsamic glaze, you can use balsamic vinegar, but the glaze is much sweeter and will give the dish a more complex flavor.

I like to shave my own Parmesan cheese because it’s fresher and has more flavor than pre-shredded cheese, but you can use whatever you have on hand.

If you don’t have fresh oregano, you can substitute dried oregano or another herb like thyme.

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