Picky Kid-Approved Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

    OK, we can't promise this dish will cure your kid's green veggie aversion -- but, hey, bacon is pretty magical.

    Prep Time:
    Servings: 4


    • brussels sprouts, washed & dried: 1-pound
    • bacon: 3 strips
    • yellow onion, finely chopped: ½ cup
    • salt and pepper: to taste
    • olive oil: if necessary


    Step 1:Trim the root ends from the Brussels sprouts and then cut them in half lengthwise. Line a large plate with a double layer of paper towels.  Set sprouts and plate aside. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

    Step 2: Add the bacon to a large, ovenproof sauté pan (approximately 12-inch, and preferably cast iron), and place it over medium heat. 3 strips bacon-black panCook until the bacon is golden and crispy, about 4 minutes per side. Use kitchen tongs to remove the strips and place them on the paper towel-lined plate to drain.

    Step 3: Add the onion to the bacon fat that's left in the pan, and reduce heat to low-medium.  Sauté until soft for about 5 minutes.  Then finely chop or crumble the bacon and add it to the onions. bacon bits-chopped onion-black skillet-orange clothStep 4:  Add the Brussels sprouts to the pan and sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil if the bottom of the pan is dry.raw-brussels sprouts-bacon bits-black skillet-orange clothPlace the pan in the preheated oven and roast until the Brussels sprouts are tender and golden, about 10 minutes.  Stir them about halfway through the cooking time.

    Step 5: Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.brussels sprouts-bacon bits-black skillet