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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic & Bacon

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Are you looking for another Thanksgiving side dish idea that isn’t the typical green bean casserole? Why not make use of those brussels sprouts from your fall garden that have been sweetened by a kiss of frost? This recipe is straightforward to make and doesn’t require a lot of preparation work. Store-bought balsamic glaze is fine, but it’s super easy to make your own with items you probably already have in your pantry.

The brussels sprouts with balsamic glaze are delicious on their own, but adding some bacon and some creamy, tangy goat cheese will take the flavor up a notch for your special holiday feast.

raw brussels sprouts


  • 1 1/2 lb brussels sprouts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 4-6 slices of bacon cooked until crisp and crumbled
  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • Balsamic glaze

For the Balsamic Glaze:

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


balsamic glaze

Prepare the balsamic glaze:

  • In a saucepan combine the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar over medium heat
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer stirring to dissolve the sugar
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the mixture reduces by half (usually about 10 minutes)
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool

Prepare the brussels sprouts:

  • cooked brussels sprouts
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Cut the stem end off the brussels sprouts and remove any brown or yellow outer leaves
  • Cut the sprouts in half (or quarters if they are large)
  • Toss sprouts in a bowl with olive oil, salt, and pepper and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet
  • Roast for 35-40 minutes until the outsides are becoming crispy and the centers are tender

To Serve:

  • Move your brussels sprouts to the serving dish and crumble bacon and goat cheese on top
  • Drizzle with balsamic glaze


roasted brussels sprouts with balsamic, bacon and goat cheese

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