Balsamic Bacon Brussels


Balsamic Bacon Brussels

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Looking for a great side dish to go with pretty much anything you are grilling this season? We've got you.

If you haven’t tried making Balsamic Bacon Brussels at home, let this be your official introduction.

If you want a MAJOR time-saving hack for this recipe: We made this dish with frozen brussels sprouts, and quickly boiled, cooled, and sliced them in half. This is the key to getting the sprouts cooked through and achieving a crispy texture to the outer leaves.

Once you add your bacon and drizzle with a little balsamic glaze in the final step, you are ready to serve! We promise this dish will be a hit.

Balsamic Bacon Brussels

Servings 4


  • 2 10 oz bags of frozen brussels sprouts
  • 5 strips of bacon, sliced in ½” pieces
  • sea salt and ground black pepper
  • balsamic glaze - store bought


  • In boiling water, add the frozen brussels spouts and cook until fork tender. Drain, cool and slice each Brussels sprout in half lengthwise, set aside. *Tip – this step can be done up to a day in advance.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • On a baking sheet with sides, add the sliced bacon and cook in the oven until bacon begins to cook on the edges, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove baking pan from oven and add your sliced brussels sprouts. Season with sea salt and ground black pepper and return to oven.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes, moving the Brussels every 5 minutes so they brown and cook evenly. Depending on your oven and desired amount of browning, this cooking time could vary a bit.
  • Once browned and crispy, remove from baking sheet and plate in serving bowl. Drizzle with a balsamic glaze and serve.
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All photos by Lorianne DeVita


by Camila Alves McConaughey