Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Bacon roasted brussels sprouts are as good as it gets. The brussels are roasted until deliciously dark in spots and the bacon is perfectly crisp. Bonus: they can be assembled ahead of time for a stress-free Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!
Complete your meal with our lemon herb butter roast chicken, duchess potatoes, and some bourbon maple glazed carrots.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Roasted brussels sprouts with bacon get devoured like they're candy.
If you're the lone brussels sprouts lover at a table of brussels haters, you may not want to make this recipe as you'll be forced to share. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Roasting brussels sprouts changes them into something even the most die hard brussels hater will love. Have you ever roasted tomatoes or cauliflower until they are dark brown and almost (but not quite) burnt in spots? If you have, you'll have a pretty good idea of what some time spent in the oven will do to these lowly little baby cabbages.
How do I make roasted brussels sprouts and bacon
This is such an incredibly easy recipe.
- Toss the trimmed and halved brussels sprouts in oil, salt, pepper, and garlic then lay them on a baking sheet in a single layer.
- Top them generously with bacon. It will look like a lot, but once the bacon cooks, you'll see that it's the perfect amount.
- Now all you have to do is pop the brussels and bacon into the oven and mix them around one time about halfway through cooking them.
Full recipe instructions in the recipe card below.
Can I make roasted brussels sprouts with bacon ahead of time
Yes! You can assemble the brussels sprouts and bacon 24 hours in advance. Simply cover the baking sheet and put it into your fridge until you're ready to cook them.
Or par-cook them when your oven is busy cooking a turkey.
Up to 24 hours in advance, cook the brussels sprouts and bacon for 25 minutes. Let them cool, cover them, then put the baking sheet into your fridge.
Once you take the turkey out of the oven, put the brussels in for 15 minutes to finish cooking. By the time your turkey rests and is ready to be carved, the brussels will be ready and they'll taste freshly cooked.
What to serve with oven roasted brussels sprouts with bacon
We love to serve roasted brussels sprouts with bacon with just about any dinner. They go great with our baked pork chops, juicy baked chicken thighs, and our 8-minute baked salmon.
But they really shine at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Try serving them with:
- Lemon Herb Butter Roast Chicken
- Wild Rice Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes, Cranberries, and Pecans
- Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese
- Maple Glazed Carrots
- Best Ever Bread Stuffing
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Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe
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- 2 lbs brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half if large
- 2 teaspoons oil
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
- ½ pound of bacon, cut into ½ inch strips
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix the brussels sprouts with the oil, pepper, and garlic then place them on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer. Cover them with the bacon pieces.2 lbs brussels sprouts, 2 teaspoons oil, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 3 cloves garlic, ½ pound of bacon
- Roast for 35-40 minutes, mixing them halfway through. They are best when the brussels are very brown and the bacon is crispy.
I am so excited to make these… I have a question though because I’ve seen conflicting directions regarding the bacon in the posts. Should the bacon be raw or cooked when adding to Brussels before baking. Directions say to mix all together and bake (I was assuming the bacon would be raw at this stage) but then another post says to add cooked bacon after pulling out of oven. Can you clarify so I don’t end up with an epic disaster? Lol. Thank you!!!
It works best to add the bacon raw! It’s easier and the bacon and brussels are done at the same time. 🙂
This sounds deli and I really want to give it a try. If I cook these at home and then travel 40 min. How long and at what temp should I reheat? Also I saw in another post you said to add cooked bacon after the sprouts come out of the oven but the directions say to place the bacon on top of the sprouts and cook in the oven. Can you clarify which is best? Thanks!
Cooking the brussels and bacon together is definitely the easiest, and every bit as delicious as cooking them separately. Better actually. I would reheat them at 350. 🙂
I made these last year (2018) for either Thanksgiving or Christmas and they were gobbled you! I was told I had to bring them every year. So here I am planning for Sprouts-ma-geddon 2019! Soooo yummy
That makes me so happy to hear! Hooray!
Hi – do I add the cooked bacon to the brussell sprouts and then bake? Thanks!
You want to add the cooked bacon after the brussels some out of the oven!
Gonna make these as part of my family’s Christmas Eve dinner. Really appreciate the make ahead tip since we’re also making a turkey, perfect instructions!
I actually made these the other day, too. And made them ahead to free up valuable oven real estate. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
These were served by my daughter at Thanksgiving and were to die for…I love everything cabbage and bacon! Thanks for the recipe. Now I can make them any time. : )
Oh wow! I wish I would have come across this before Thanksgiving! I love brussels sprouts but have never tried them with bacon. I usually shred and saute them but I will be making them this way soon!
This looks wonderful! I had to print out 2 copies. My daughter is a sprouts lover from childhood, she’d never forgive me if I didn’t have a copy for her!
Love brussels sprouts, but yep, everything is better with bacon! These look delicious!