Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts

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

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.

Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts - The best garlic brussels sprouts ever, made with garlic and crisp bacon goodness!

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

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.

Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 153.6 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.0g 12%
Saturated Fat 2.1g 11%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5.2mg 2%
Sodium 41.6mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 18.4g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6.3g 25%
Sugars 7.4g
Protein 5.3g 11%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Brussels sprouts are tiny packages full of nutrition, high in fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, Vitamin C, and folate. And coincidentally, these nutrients are all very important during pregnancy. So for all you expecting moms out there, be sure to get your fill on brussels sprouts this Thanksgiving!

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.