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My Favorite Brussels sprouts

I may have mentioned these in passing before, but I want to give exact instructions. If you think you don’t like Brussels sprouts, this recipe should prove you wrong. I like to add one slice of bacon, chopped, to the entire pan of sprouts, but it can easily be eliminated to make it a bit healthier and a totally vegetarian option. Serves 6 to 8 Prep time: About 5 minutes Cooking time: 45 to 60 minutes 2 pounds Brussels sprouts 1 slice bacon, thinly sliced Olive oil spray Salt and pepper (optional and to taste) 1. Heat oven to 375F. Trim bottoms from sprouts and cut each sprout in half. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil and place sprouts and bacon in pan, stirring to mix them up a bit. Spray sprouts lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 2. Roast sprouts at least 30 minutes, but you can keep on going until they are a rich, dark, golden brown. Serve immediately. These are so good, I crave them. And that’s coming from someone who popped a steamed Brussels sprout into her mouth and had to spit it out. (I found it that bitter.) TRY THIS! Nutrition Information for 1/6 of recipe: Calories 92; Calories from Fat 29; Fat 3g; Saturated fat 1 g; Cholesterol 3mg; Sodium 76mg; Carbohydrate 13g; Fiber 6g; Sugars 3g; Protein 6g; Vitamin A 23%; Vitamin C 212%; Calcium 6%; Iron 12%

2 Comments

  • Anonymous - Nov 15, 2010
    Great idea--I've never met a garlic addition I didn't like! The bacon is not necessary, but one piece doesn't add too many calories and gives the dish a smoky note I love. But these sprouts can easily go all vegetarian and be every bit as delicious.

    One word of caution with the garlic--you might not want to go quite as dark roasted I I've got in the photo. Unlike the sprouts, which just get sweeter, garlic, when browned too far, gets bitter. Perhaps add it for the last 15 minutes of roasting--slice it thin, stir it into the sprouts to get some oil on it and finish the dish...

    Good luck. I'm sure it will be fabulous.

    Barb
  • Anonymous - Nov 13, 2010
    I've had brussels sprouts only once that I liked them. Maybe I'll try this recipe, but substitute garlic for the bacon (Leviticus 11:1-47).

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