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Loaded Brussel Sprouts

Updated: Feb 19

This recipe is easy to assemble and a great side to enjoy with steak or as an "appetizer!"

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Brussel Sprouts, Bacon, Blue Cheese, Balsamic Glaze
Loaded Brussel Sprouts

Loaded Brussel Sprouts

Prep Time: 10 mins

Inactive Cook Time: 20 - 25 mins

Total Time: About 30 - 35 mins

Yield: About 4 servings

What You'll Need:

  • 2 rimmed sheet pans

  • tin foil

  • 12 oz brussel sprouts (trimmed, cleaned and halved lengthwise)

  • generous drizzle olive oil (about 2 Tbsp)

  • a few pinches kosher salt

  • generous pinch pepper

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 2 pieces bacon

  • 3 T blue cheese crumbles

  • Balsamic glaze

How to Prepare:

  1. Prepare your rimmed baking sheets lined with foil and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place your trimmed, cleaned and lengthwise halved brussel sprouts on one sheet pan, and slices of bacon on the other.

  2. To your brussel sprouts, sprinkle a few pinches of kosher salt all over, as well as pepper, garlic powder, and olive oil. Toss around with your hands, and spread them out being sure they are not overcrowded. Giving them extra space allows them to "roast," otherwise they will steam if too crowded.

  3. Pop your prepared brussel sprouts in the oven on the center rack, and bake for 10 mins, then add your bacon to the same oven, and set a timer for 10 mins more.

  4. Check your brussel sprouts after twenty minutes, they should be a crispy, golden brown, but not burnt. If they are not looking "crispy enough," give them another 3-5 minutes. No need to shake the pan or toss them, they are best prepared when left undisturbed.

  5. Remove your bacon once it is extra crispy, it typically takes around 15 mins total time. The hope is that your sprouts and bacon are done right around the same time!

  6. Once sprouts are done, remove them from the oven and immediately sprinkle your blue cheese on top, then toss everything around with a spatula. The heat from the sprouts and pan should soften the blue cheese, so it becomes more "gooey" in texture.

  7. Take your crispy bacon and blot with paper towels to remove excess grease, then crumble up with your fingers or roughly chop.

  8. Combine your brussel sprouts and blue cheese crumbles on a small platter, then top with bacon, and drizzle balsamic glaze on top in a zig-zag pattern. Serve immediately! Enjoy!

Brussel Sprouts, Bacon, Blue Cheese, Balsamic Glaze
Loaded Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts have to be one of the best veggies to dress up and experiment with. I thought it would be fun to add different textures and elements of salty & sweet to these cuties, and I was oh. so. thrilled. with how they turned out! Me and the hubbs literally sat at the counter picking at these tasty little things until there were hardly any left!

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