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Roasted Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Salted Honey…such a great quick and easy holiday side dish. Oven roasted brussels sprouts and salty bacon, tossed in a warm honey cider vinaigrette that’s sweet and spicy. These brussels sprouts are extra crispy, perfectly salted, a little spicy, sweet, tangy…and addictive. Everyone loves these sweet and savory sprouts, They’re always one of the first side dishes to disappear. My best tip? Double the recipe.

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Let me just say that deciding on today’s post was hard. With only a few days left before Christmas, each and every recipe that I share feels so important. I know this sounds insane, but it’s truly so important to me to only give you guys the best of the best recipes, especially during the holidays! I had three recipes that could have potentially been today’s post, each perfect for this time of year. Choosing just one took me forever…and ever. So many recipes I need to share…not enough time.

As you can see, these insanely delicious Brussels Sprouts are the recipe I chose, and for two very important reasons.

Reason one, these brussels sprouts are one of the most addictive recipes to come out of my kitchen. Yes, I am talking about brussels sprouts. A vegetable that is beyond GOOD. There is no doubt these sprouts are extra special and I am so excited to share this (easy) recipe.

Reason two, I did a poll on Instagram the other day asking you all what recipes you still needed for Christmas. Brussels sprout recipe was the most repeated response.

SO, for those two reasons, these brussels sprouts are the recipe you all get to see before Christmas. I hope you love them as much as I do.

Roasted Bacon Brussels Sprouts on baking sheet before plating

The details.

Are very simple.

Start with the brussels sprouts and the bacon. There are a couple of tricks to getting the perfect crispy brussels sprout.

My first trick is to cook the sprouts at a high heat temp, cut side down on a baking sheet. They will soften in the center and get extra crispy on the outside.

The second trick? Cooking the brussels sprouts and the bacon together all on one baking pan. Not only does this save you a giant mess and so much time, but what ends up happening is that the brussels sprouts roast in the bacon fat adding yet another layer of delicious flavor.

While the brussels sprouts and bacon are roasting, make the salted honey glaze/vinaigrette. This was inspired by my shredded brussels sprout salad vinaigrette and it’s without a doubt one of my favorite things to drizzle over top of brussels sprouts…or any vegetable for that matter.

You will want to boil the honey on the stove for a minute to help it thicken and turn into more of a glaze. Once the honey has boiled a minute, remove it from the heat and add in tangy apple cider vinegar and a good pinch of flaky sea salt.

Sweet, spicy, and tangy…truly nothing more delicious.

When the brussels sprouts have finished roasting, toss them with the salted honey vinaigrette. Then add plenty of cheese. I love using goat cheese, but a nutty Manchego cheese or salted Parmesan would be delicious too.

Add juicy pomegranates.

Done and done.

Super Simple. So. Delicious.

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What can you serve these brussels sprouts with?

Literally anything and everything. If you’re serving up Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner, I highly recommend my roasted beef tenderloin or herb butter turkey. Then, add these cheesy potatoes, my favorite winter salad, and a buttery parker house roll to complete the holiday meal.

And, since I’m on a roll here with the holiday menu, I’d recommend these Santa cookies and my white Christmas cranberry layer cake for dessert.

And just like that, we have a complete dinner menu…that’s not only easy, it is so VERY GOOD.

So after all that, what’s your opinion? Did I share the right recipe? Are you excited to make brussels sprouts this Christmas?

My hope is, that most of you are saying yes, yes, and YES. Because as I said, these are insanely delicious, highly addicting and one of my favorite recipes I’ve shared this season. And timing-wise, I hope it’s what you all are looking for!

And with that, I will meet you back here tomorrow…and with a delicious Christmas breakfast I’m excited to share!

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If you make this these roasted bacon brussels sprouts with salted honey, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Roasted Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Salted Honey

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 332 kcal

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Instructions

  • 1. Position the oven rack in the lower 1/3 of the oven. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
    2. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss together the brussels sprouts, olive oil, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Lay the brussels sprouts cut side down on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the bacon around the sprouts. Roast the brussels sprouts on the lower oven rack until deeply browned and the bacon crisp, 20 to 25 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the honey and crushed red pepper flakes to a boil over medium heat. Boil 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the apple cider vinegar, butter, orange zest, and a pinch of salt.
    4. Remove the brussels sprouts from the oven and drizzle the honey over the sprouts. Transfer the sprouts to a serving plate and top with goat cheese and pomegranate arils. Serve warm...and ENJOY my favorite side dish.
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  1. 5 stars
    This was a huge hit for Thanksgiving! Added roasted mushrooms and didn’t have any pomegranate arils, doubled the recipe and still nothing leftover! Loved the glaze, dont skimp on the chili flakes!

    1. Hi Amy,
      Thank you so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was a winner! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! xx

    1. Hey Andrea,
      Totally, turkey bacon would be great for you to use! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xx

    1. Hey Melissa,
      Yes, that would be okay for you to do! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xx

  2. 5 stars
    Just made these!!!! Amazing!!! My husband who doesn’t want any fruit in dishes had 3 servings… he said “who in the heck thinks up these recipes…. SO GOOD!” 😂 I mean these are awesome… going on the menu for Thanksgiving!!! Thank you!!

    1. Hey Heathyr,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it and sharing your review:)

    1. Hey Jessica,
      Totally, pancetta will work well for you! I hope this recipe turns out well for you, please let me know if you give it a try! xT

  3. How many days ahead can these thanksgiving recipes be cooked? I have family coming in the day before so I would love to do them 2 days before

    1. Hi there,
      This is a recipe that I would recommend making the day of:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT

  4. 5 stars
    Holy smokes, these are the best Brussels I’ve ever had. They taste like a side dish at a very nice restaurant. I was making a dish that included broiling at the end for my main, so I broiled these with the sauce on them to make it extra crispy. It was an excellent choice. I will be making these a lot!!

    1. Hey Farrah,
      Sure, that will work well for you! Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx

      1. Thanks for the quick reply! I am making it for Easter dinner. I’m sure it will be fabulous. I’m a big fan and your recipes never disappoint.
        Ps- pls include Toronto in future book tours!!!!!

          1. Hey Farrah,
            Wonderful!! Thank you so much for trying this recipe and sharing your feedback! I am so glad it was enjoyed. Have a great week! ?xxT

          2. 5 stars
            As always, this was ah-mazing! I used smoked kielbasa instead of bacon to make it the whole meal, and hubby loved it. He thinks I am a genius for finding you so many years ago..lol.
            Thanks Tieghan!

          3. Hi Tracey,
            Happy Sunday!!⛄️ I truly appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! xxT

  5. 5 stars
    The best Brussels recipe I have ever had!! I instantly had to share with my mom. I’m obsessed with your recipes. Thank you for all you do ?

  6. 5 stars
    My husband loves brussels sprouts… I HATE them. He found this recipe so I cooked them. The recipe is easy and fast. He LOVES this recipe!!! He said he has had Brussels sprouts in restaurants and nothing compared. He begged me to try them and…. I liked them!!! The orange added a fresh component and the honey wasn’t overly sweet. Thank you for sharing! ?