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ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON AND ALMONDS

Ingredients

  • 2 lb fresh Brussels Sprouts, halved
  • 1/2 lb thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 2 to 3 TBLS light olive oil
  • 1/2 C slivered almonds
  • kosher salt and pepper
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Searching for the perfect side dish for your holiday meal, or any meal, for that matter? Maybe you just want a tastier, and more inventive way to enjoy Brussels Sprouts. I’ve got your answer. After preparing Brussels sprouts using various techniques, roasting them can’t be beat. Especially, roasting them with thick-cut bacon and almond slivers. This recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds is super easy, and so delicious!

What I love most about this recipe is that you can prep in advance and roast later. This comes in super handy when planning your holiday meals. The flavor, that incredible flavor from the bacon, with the added texture from the crispiness of the Brussels sprouts, and crunch from the almond slivers will have you wanting more. Make a big batch, as you will be taste testing right from the pan for sure!

This is one of those side dishes I highly recommend as part of your holiday gatherings. Be sure to check out my Thanksgiving Dinner blog. There are so many great side dish ideas, as well as important tips on how to thaw and cook a turkey.

a pan of roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and almonds

HOW TO PREPARE ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON AND ALMONDS

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse and cut the Brussels sprouts in half. Place in a large bowl (I also like to cut the end of each sprout off). Add the diced bacon. Season with just a touch of kosher salt and black pepper. Drizzle on the olive oil. I am a huge fan of this light olive oil from Harris Teeter. I use it almost every single day for cooking. Toss to coat.

Pour contents of the bowl onto baking sheet. Spread evenly, in a single layer. Pop in the oven for at least 30 minutes. Tossing often. In the last five minutes or so, turn up the oven temperature to 425 degrees. Gently fold in the slivered almonds. Be sure not to add the almonds at the beginning, as they will surely burn. You just want them nice and toasty. This can be achieved in the last few minutes of baking. Keep a watchful eye.

Place the Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds in a bowl to serve, or do what I did and eat right off of the pan. They are that crazy good! Serve as one amazing side dish, or as a meal. ENJOY!

a cast iron pan of roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and almonds

Craving more recipes using Brussels sprouts? Check out my recipes, Orecchiette with Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Fried Brussels Sprouts, and one of my all-time favorites, Spicy Honey Shrimp with Brussels Sprouts!

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  1. […] Heat grill to medium-high. Place salmon, skin-side down, on plank. Coat with the olive oil, kosher salt and pepper. Place plank on grill. Allow to grill on direct heat with lid closed for about 12 to 14 minutes. There is absolutely no need to flip. When finished…add a bit of fresh lemon juice and garnish the Cedar Plank Salmon with fresh chopped parsley…ENJOY!!! Serve up with a side of my Asian Kale Salad or my Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds. […]


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