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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. I have tried preparing Brussels Sprouts so many ways. Roasting them, can’t be beat. Except for roasting them with thick-cut bacon and almond slivers, that is! This recipe is super easy and so delicious!

You can prep in advance and roast later. The flavor…the incredible flavor from the bacon with the added texture from the crispiness of the Brussels sprouts and crunch of the almonds will have you wanting more. Make a big batch…you will be taste testing right from the pan for sure!

a pan of roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and almonds

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse and cut the Brussels sprouts in half and 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. Toss to coat.

Pour contents of 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…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 in a bowl to serve, or do what I did and eat right off of the pan. Haha…they are crazy good! ENJOY!!!

a cast iron pan of roasted Brussels sprouts

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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