Not Your Grandma's Brussel Sprouts- 30 min meal

I love to cook in theory, but spending hours in the kitchen is not always something I can do on a daily basis. One, I do not have the time to make everything from scratch and two, I enjoy making recipes that don't require a laundry list of ingredients. This Brussel sprout recipe has really evolved during the last year. My husband told me when we got married that he hates Brussel sprouts and it has been my personal mission to change his mind. I take his liking of sprouts personally- I just want him to change his mind. My 8 year old actually loves this side dish and I admit that I have eaten an entire pan of these for dinner SOLO.


1-2 lbs of fresh Brussel sprouts

1tbs of minced garlic

1/2 cup of diced onion

2tbs of extra virgin olive oil

kosher salt to taste

black pepper

1/2lb of bacon (or turkey bacon if you are not a pork fan)

handful of blue cheese crumbles or shaved parm

Start by preheating your oven to 400degrees. Using an oven safe, metal cooking sheet, line the entire sheet with foil. Cut the ends off all of your Brussel sprouts, also making sure to cut your sprouts in half the long way. In a separate bowl, coat your sprouts with the olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic. Once coated, evenly coat the cooking sheet with your coated sprouts and the chopped onion and set aside.

Pan fry (or microwave) your bacon strips to a crisp and set aside to drain on a paper towel. I like my bacon extra crispy but I also love pork so this part is entirely optional.

Bake your sprouts for 30 minutes or until evenly brown, stopping to turn the sprouts once during cooking. When you have 5 minutes left in baking, add your crumbled bacon to the cooking sheet. With 3 minutes left in your cooking time, turn your broiler on HI and roast your sprouts for 2-3 minutes just to get them golden brown.

Once finished, top your sprouts with crumbled blue cheese (my son hates blue cheese so I use shaved parm for this step).

I love these sprouts and they are super easy to make. With the bacon and the cheese, its hard to believe you are eating Brussel sprouts because they are so yummy. I was able to even change my hubby's mind about these veggies and that alone made me feel accomplished. Don't mind the paper plates in this pic, we all need a break from washing dishes sometimes.

Until Next Time


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