Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Bacon roasted brussel sprouts

The Spruce


  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
76 Calories
1g Fat
14g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 76
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 5g
Calcium 71mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A bit of bacon and a few cloves of garlic turn regular roasted Brussels sprouts into something fairly spectacular flavor-wise in this super-simple recipe.


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  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 2 to 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 slices bacon
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts ingredients
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  2. Preheat an oven to 375 F.

  3. While the oven heats, cut off and discard the stem ends of the Brussels sprouts. Remove the darker outer leaves of the Brussels sprouts (you can discard these, or save them to use in Seared Brussels Sprout Leaves). Cut larger sprouts in half, if you like. Put prepared Brussels sprouts in a roasting pan.

    Brussels sprouts in a roasting pan
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  4. Peel garlic cloves and cut them into two to four pieces each. Scatter the garlic over the brussels sprouts.

    Brussels sprouts and garlic in a roasting pan
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  5. Cut the bacon into small pieces; scatter over the Brussels sprouts.

    Brussels Sprouts
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  6. Cover the roasting pan with foil and cook until bacon just starts to render its fat and Brussels are a bit tender about 20 minutes. Remove foil, toss everything around a bit, and continue roasting until Brussels sprouts are tender, bacon is browned, and garlic is tender and browned 20 to 30 minutes.

    Roasted brussels sprouts, bacon and garlic
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  7. Taste and sprinkle with salt if needed (some bacon is saltier than other bacon). Serve the Brussels sprouts hot.

    Brussels Sprouts
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  8. Serve and enjoy!


  • When working with Brussels sprouts, save time by working like a professional cook and do all like prep work at once. In this case, trim all the sprout stem ends before then removing all the outer leaves.
  • You may want to check out How to Roast Brussels Sprouts for step-by-step photos of preparing Brussels sprouts for roasting.