These crispy Baked Bacon Brussel Sprouts are so delicious and flavorful. They are also incredibly easy to make in under 30 minutes. Even better? This healthy recipe is paleo and whole30 compliant.
Oven roasted Brussel Sprouts are literally on my meal prep menu every week. It is so tasty and easy to make. Now, we are taking it to the next level with some bacon?
Additionally, brussel sprouts are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K. They are rich in folate, manganese, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, choline, copper, vitamin B1, potassium, phosphorus and omega-3 fatty acids. Read more Here.
Truly some little power houses.
Whole 30 Baked Brussel Sprouts
Whole 30 doesn’t have to be boring and bland. This flavorful brussel sprouts recipe will for sure spice it up.
Yes, bacon can be paleo, Whole 30 and Keto compliant.
Look for Sugar-Free, and Paleo Bacon at the grocery store. Otherwise, check the ingredient list to make sure there is no added sugar or any preservative.
How to Make Crispy Bacon without a mess
I love bacon. However, I don’t make it nearly enough. Because it always leaves me a mess in the kitchen.
I used to cook bacon in a pan. The grease will spill everywhere on my stove, microwave, oven control surface. And of course, myself.
BUT I just started using a broiler pan to cook my bacon!
Perhaps you have been using this method all along and are thinking, “where have you been Shuang?”
I know I know. Broiling bacon in the oven is so easy and mess-free. As a result, you have the most crispy bacon.
Because the oil drains through the broiler pan. Thus you have the bacon getting crispy directly under the fire without bathing in that bacon grease.
Perfect Healthy Holiday Side Dish
Looking for a healthy side dish for your holiday feast? This bacon brussel sprouts vegetable dish is the perfect addition.
It is packed with flavor. The salty bacon paired with sweet and bitter brussel sprouts. Crispy on the outside and soft on the insider.
I also love pairing it with butternut squash, apples, and a bit little pecans if we are really trying to get in the Thanksgiving spirit here. You can find this holiday veggie recipe here.
What You need for Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts
To begin with, pick out some fresh brussel sprouts.
You want to choose:
- Smaller brussel sprouts
- Bright green color
Not to choose:
- Yellow-ish spotty edges
- Brown-ish ends
Then, you will just need a few simple seasoning everyone carries in the kitchen:
- Black pepper
- Avocado oil (high smoking point)
- Maple Syrup (optional)
I am usually a simple gal when it comes to vegetables. Because simple seasoning enables the flavor of the vegetable itself to shine through.
Although here the bacon flavor is dominant enough, you won’t really need anything else to make this brussels sprouts recipe tasty.
How to Make baked Bacon Brussel Sprouts Crispy
First, bake brussel sprouts at a high temperature – 400 F
Second, cut brussel sprouts in half and have it face down. (I’m not really sure “face” is the right term, but the white inside part must be brussels’ faces?)
Because, in order to get that crispy and charred edges, we will need to have the bigger surface touch the hot sizzling pan.
Lastly, I usually transfer the brussel sprouts to a serving dish, like the one shown in this post. And give it a quick broil before serving.
How to Serve Brussel Sprouts
To be honest, I meal prep oven roasted brussel sprouts almost every week. Because they go with everything.
They are so versatile. You can serve it with:
I linked some of my favorite recipes here for you to get creative. Even better? They are all Whole 30 compliant.
Making Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts
I know a lot of people turn away from brussel sprouts because of the bitterness in it.
In order to solve that problem, you can add a couple of tbsp of maple syrup in this recipe to combat the bitterness.
Additionally, cooking brussel sprouts at a higher temperature like we are doing here can turn down the bitter taste as well.
Finally, get roasting with this super easy crispy oven baked bacon brussel sprouts. This healthy veggie recipe is packed with nutrients and so delicious. It will for sure become your kitchen staple and please the whole family.
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- 1 lb brussel sprouts
- 4-5 strips bacon
- 2-3 tbsp avocado oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Broil 2 -3 pieces of bacon on a broiler pan for 5 – 6 minutes.
- Transfer to a paper towel. After they cool down chop into pieces. Side aside.
- Preheat the Oven to 400F
- Wash and dry brussels sprouts. Cut off the ends, and remove any yellow or dark leaves and cut in half
- In a mixing bowl, combine brussel sprouts with avocado oil, salt and pepper. Toss it well to ensure the brussels are seasoned thoroughly
- Place brussel sprouts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper face down. Add 1 -2 pieces of chopped up bacon pieces (raw) and bake for 20-25 minutes until tender and charred.
- Transfer to a serving dish and add the prepared crispy bacon pieces. Broil additional for 2-3 minutes (optional)
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 557mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g
The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.