Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

By ryanmmurano

The saltiness of bacon blends perfectly with the mildness of brussels sprouts in this easy recipe. Not to mention brussels sprouts are a rich source of vitamin C and vitamin K, dietary fiber and a host of minerals.

Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 2 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled

  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel (optional)

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut large Brussels sprouts into lengthwise quarters or cut small sprouts in half. In a large bowl toss together sprouts, 1 tablespoon of the vinegar, and the oil until sprouts are lightly coated. Sprinkle with pepper and salt; toss to coat.

  2. Place Brussels sprouts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast for 20 to 30 minutes or until sprouts become brown and tender, turning sprouts every 10 minutes.

  3. Transfer Brussels sprouts to a large bowl. Drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar and sprinkle with bacon. If desired, garnish with lemon peel.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Calories - 108
Carbohydrates - 12g
Saturated Fat - 1g
Protein - 5g
Sodium - 195mg
Dietary Fiber - 4g

side dish vegetables

3 replies

JSJB
JSJB 2015-12-22 04:29:15 -0600 Report

my wife made a meatloaf and tried this recipe. we will be making it again.

ohneclue
ohneclue 2015-03-17 17:42:27 -0500 Report

I do this type recipe frequently but NO balsamic vinegar — it has 500% more sugars than ACV and lowers blood glucose similar to Metformin as tested.Balsamic doesn't do that. With the ACV, the carbs come down from 12 to 5 which is better. Everything else remains the same.Oh, I don't roast mine in the oven for a long time but cook in the micro and toss with browned butter for that oven roasted flavor without 30 minutes and 400 deg F. plus all the electricity used by the oven.