Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with bacon

Brussel sprouts… the dreaded vegetable of childhood! Cooked the right way, these can become a (kid-approved) favorite! They are also a great addition to a Thanksgiving or holiday menu!

My kids call brussel sprouts mini cabbages, and love the addition of bacon. This is an great vegetable to add to a quick dinner, and it is super easy to make.

If you haven’t tried brussel sprouts since childhood, I’d encourage trying this healthy and delicious version! My kids actually like drizzling the cooked version with a little raw honey for a sweet and salty mix!

roasted sproutsThese delicious roasted brussel sprouts are a simple and fast kid-favorite recipe at our house. Roasted brussel sprouts make a perfect side for chicken or fish and it comes together in half an hour with only one baking pan needed.

Delicious Brussel Sprouts!

This recipe was inspired by a restaurant I once visited. I didn’t think I liked brussel sprouts but I tried them because everything was served family style and I was absolutely blown away by how good they were! After many attempts, this recipe is pretty close.

Usually, when I make these, I let the kids help by chopping the Brussels Sprouts in halves or quarters. I keep one of these crinkle cutters on hand for each child so they can help without cutting their fingers. I also let them chop carrots and celery for snacks or parsnips, zucchini, etc for soups.

These roasted Brussel Sprouts also make a great side dish to bring to events and leftovers are good scrambled in eggs the next day.

Don’t think you are a Brussels Sprouts person? You’ve probably just never had them prepared well. Try these… they might change your mind!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with bacon - kid approved

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe




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The dreaded vegetable of childhood can be feared no longer! This delicious recipe will convert even the most adamant opponent of brussel sprouts into a fan!



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and dry the Brussels Sprouts.
  3. Chop in to quarters or halves (or let kids help with this step)
  4. Place on a large baking sheet.
  5. Slice onion and add to baking sheet.
  6. Cut bacon in to 1/2 inch pieces and add to baking sheet.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss to mix.
  8. Place in oven and bake 25-30 minutes until Brussels Sprouts are starting to brown and bacon is cooked. Toss 3-4 times throughout cooking to prevent sticking.
  9. If using balsamic vinegar, toss in to pan in the last 5-10 minutes of cooking to let it caramelize.
  10. Enjoy!
  11. Drizzle the mixture with olive or coconut oil and mix well.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with bacon - kid approved

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