Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts — Damn Delicious

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Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts

The best garlic brussels sprouts ever, made with garlic and crisp bacon goodness!

I have never had a good relationship with brussels sprouts. That is, until I had this. Because at the end of the day, bacon always makes everything better.

Along with the bacon, these babies get roasted to absolute crisp-tender perfection, bubbling up in that bacon fat along with balsamic vinegar, and finally tossed with a little bit of honey for the hint of sweetness. Even the pickiest of eaters will be gobbling this up in no time!

Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

The best garlic brussels sprouts ever, made with garlic and crisp bacon goodness!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, divided
  • 2 pounds brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together honey and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar; set aside.
  3. Place brussels sprouts in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Add remaining 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, olive oil, bacon and garlic; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine.
  4. Place into oven and bake for 12-14 minutes, or until tender. Stir in honey mixture.
  5. Serve immediately.

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47 comments

I love Brussels sprouts and with the honey and balsamic in these, oh so good! I want the whole tray! 🙂

Mmmm I made something pretty similar last year, and it was delicious! Only different is that I think I shredded the sprouts and used some sort of sausage instead of bacon. These look fantasmic though! 😀 x

I JUST posted a Brussels Sprouts dish that made me a convert too! There’s something about roasting them to crispy perfection, that makes them SO GOOD.
Adding bacon definitely doesn’t hurt either 😉 Pinned!

Roasted brussel sprouts are the best. These look Delicious.

Quick question about the bacon: is that tossed in raw, to cook up along with the Brussels sprouts? Thanks!

Yes, that’s exactly right!

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Brussels sprouts, bacon, garlic, balsamic?? What could be better? I am heading to the “Brussels Sprouts” store RIGHT NOW!! Thank you!

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Bacon definitely makes everything better! I’ve never been a fan of brussels sprouts, this may be my gateway into the brussels sprouts lovers club.

Roasted brussels sprouts + garlic + bacon is so damn delicious! Yum….

I love roasted brussels sprouts, these look so addictive!

oh man, I love Brussels! I can’t wait to try this one out.

I love roasted brussels sprouts but with the garlic and bacon.. Wow! Can’t wait to try it.

I love brussel sprouts and this recipe sounds good. Have you ever tried brussel sprouts cooked in hot and spicy V8 juice. you may like it.

This looks delicious! The recipe doesn’t say to cut the sprouts in half but the picture seems to show at least part of them cut in half. To cut/or not to cut…. That is the question!

You can certainly cut them in half – I halved half of them and left the other half whole so it’s completely up to you!

I LOVE Brussels sprouts so these are so happening!

These look delicious! I’ve gotta say, I’ve made a TON of your recipes (IE: honey garlic chicken, alfredo, general tao chicken, etc) and I’ve had nothing but good luck!

This was incredible! So very yummy. Thank you!

Does anyone else read the instructions a bit confusing? I think the line”Place brussels sprouts in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet” is placed in the wrong section?

Nope, it’s exactly where it should be. Thanks for checking!

I was a little confused too. Does it mean to toss the brussel sprouts in the balsamic, bacon, oil and garlic and then arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet? Or do you just pour the remain ingredients on top of the brussel sprouts that are already laid out on the baking sheet? Sorry. I’m new to cooking and I have to have very specific instructions or I mess up the whole thing :/

You can just toss everything right on the baking sheet.

Yeah, I’m not getting it either. The recipe reads to mix the honey and vinegar in a bowl and leave it on the side. The next steps have you setting the sprouts on a sheet, then adding (to the bowl) more vinegar, bacon, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Then gently toss it the sprouts around? Wouldn’t it make more sense to put all the ingredients in that bowl, then add the prepped sprouts and turn them in there before putting them on the half inch high cookie sheet? It would make sense to me to avoid the mess and ensure the mix is thoroughly applied to the sprouts. Check me on this. Thanks.

Omg!! This is my New Favorite Brussels Sprouts recipe!! That touch of honey at the end- Genius. It took all my strength not to eat the whole tray.

Had some family over so paired these with Garlic Butter Rib eye and Italian Mashed potatoes. I now feel sorry for all other Brussels sprouts recipe because this right here is the end all!
Added some sliced onion and craisins. I think I just had Thanksgiving in September!
Thanks Chungah. xoxoxoxo

Looks delicious! Should I cook the bacon before adding it to the baking sheet?

Nope – there’s no need to! 🙂

i am so confused… please forgive me. so… I am to mix the coating at different stages, but not put it on until 12-14 minutes after the sprouts have been cooking?

The honey mixture is added at the very end.

These are so delicious. The best brussel sprout recipe I have tasted.

I’m confused. So I lay out the sprouts in a roasting pan, then add bacon, vinegar, etc. Toss it all together. Then lay it all out again in the pan?

“Place brussels sprouts in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Add remaining 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, olive oil, bacon and garlic; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine.”

Yes, that’s exactly right.

Do you fry the bacon first ?

Nope – the bacon is cooked with the brussels sprouts.

This was an easy recipe and so delish! My husband does not like brussels sprouts AT ALL and won’t even taste them … normally. But when I made these he tasted them and then proceeded to eat the entire tray! He said it was his favorite part of the meal. So, thank you for this. I will be making it again!

The only thing I did differently was to cook it for 30 minutes.

What about substituting pancetta for the bacon?

I am planning to make this for Thanksgiving dinner this year. How far ahead do you think I could make this? Thanks…and I absolutely love your website and your recipes!

The night before should be fine!

Have you tried this with frozen Brussels Sprouts?

My mother did what most mothers did… boiled the hell out of vegetables. Everything was glutenous, smelly and limp. I hated them but she force fed my sister and me with the fork in the back of our mouths. Besides that, she was a pretty good. mother. But… I have loathed veggies for my life. Until I started cooking for myself and decided, slowly, to try fish and vegetables despite a lifelong abhorrence. I’m surprised at how much I love a great roasted anything healthy but I have to say… here and now… that damndelicious.net has been my go-to recipe artiste for a long time. Anything she says is good… I’ll give it a go. And every time have come out a winner.

Now Brussel Sprouts make me feel like vomiting but… I think I’m going to head out to the local farmers market, pick myself a handful of small ones and try this. I can’t even begin to believe I’m saying this but in my experience, if damndelicious says it’s good, it is guaranteed to be good. I’ll let you know. And thank you for helping me to grow up with great adult tastes that even kids will like. You rock.

On the sprouts, I have found it best to actually par-cook them whole for about 5 – 7 minutes in a soft rolling boil. Most places I have

had these (e.g. Ruths) under cook them terribly and it’s like eating rocks. By par-cooking you soften them up considerably. As to cut or not cut, if they are bigger than a marble I cut in half. If they are REALLY big, I’ll ‘v’ core them as well. Also check carefully for BUGS. I’ve had a number of batches that I threw away because after peeling the bad bits off the top layers and cutting them open, there is a specific type of beetle that likes to eat these as well, so yeah, I’d really say you should cut in half and examine them. The oven temp has to be HOT to caramelize them as well.

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