Roasted Brussel Sprouts

roasted sprouts

Brussels 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 Brussels 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 Brussels Sprouts




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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 Brussels Sprouts!


  • - 1.5-2 lbs of fresh Brussels Sprouts
  • -4 pieces of thick cut bacon
  • -1/4 cup tallow, ghee or olive oil (tallow or ghee preferred because it cooks at a high temp)
  • - 1 teaspoon of Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt
  • - 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • - 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or garlic granules


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut stems off Brussels Sprouts and remove and wilted leaves then cut in half.
  3. Toss them with the tallow, ghee or oil (heat tallow a little first to make liquid) and spread on a baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic.
  5. Put in the oven for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, flip Brussels sprouts.
  7. Chop bacon into small pieces and sprinkle over the Brussels Sprouts on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake an additional 20-25 minutes until Brussels Sprouts are starting to brown and bacon is crisp.
  9. Serve as is, or toss with dried cranberries for a fall taste.
  10. Enjoy!

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Reader Comments

  1. I love brussell sprouts.  I craved them during one of my pregnancies.  I usually eat them boiled soft with lots of butter, but this sounds lovely……I need to try it……and soon! 🙂

  2. I had not liked them until my husband wanted me to make some, so I found a roasting method that I looove. They are coated in oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper and roasted on 400 degrees. Every ten min I shake them up and roast them until they are dark brown and crispy and deliciously soft and buttery inside. Thank you for bringing these little guys into the light. I will try this recipe, because it has bacon!

  3. I fixed this reciepe tonight for my family because I “so” wanted to appreciate brussel sprouts (as a child until now…eeeeewwwww). AND I must say that the bacon saved the day for me in addition to the crispy brussell leaves)! Although I think that the bacon should be thrown in at the beginning of the cooking process….(I like it crispy)

  4. My kids love Brussels sprouts made this way!

  5. I have never liked brussel sprouts, but I decided to try these, they were good, but still a bit bitter. Is there something I can do to get rid of that bitter taste?