As with most people, I was an adult before I really appreciated brussels sprouts. But I have a hunch it had more to do with finally enjoying them cooked properly rather than gaining an acquired tasted. The steamed brussel sprouts of my childhood never stood a chance. After you try these luscious, oven roasted brown sugar bacon brussels sprouts, you will never cook them any other way. And bonus–they could not be any easier!
Brown sugar and bacon? Yes, please!
I’ve always preferred my sprouts roasted, because I feel like it helps take some of the inherent bitterness away. But roasting them with brown sugar takes them to a whole other level. The olive oil and brown sugar almost create a glaze. And the bacon? Well, at Tinselbox we are firm believers that bacon makes everything better and this recipe is no exception. The saltiness of the bacon balances the sweetness of the brown sugar. And, the crisp bits of bacon are the perfect textural addition to the firm, but tender sprouts.
Quick & easy
Not only is this recipe delicious, but it seriously could not be easier. Just combine, roast and in about 30 (mostly hands-off) minutes, your side dish is complete. You could roast some chicken alongside for a super easy weeknight dinner, or make a batch for a holiday meal. One of my favorite weeknight dinners is oven roasted chicken thighs. Here’s a simple, yet super tasty, version to try. No matter why you cook these, I know you’ll love them. I mean, just look at those cripsy edges on the brussels sprouts!
Oven Roasted Brown Sugar Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Check out the recipe below, and let us know how yours turn out. Leave us a comment here, or tag us in your Instagram posts using @tinselbox_holiday. Bon appetit!