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Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Broccolini & Walnuts

You will love this easy way to enjoy brussels sprouts. These roasted brussels sprouts are cooked with garlic, bacon and broccolini which is drizzled in a balsamic-mustard glaze and topped with crunchy walnuts. This is an easy side dish that is full of flavour.

Brussels sprouts – you either love them or hate them right?

But when cooked the right way with a delicious glaze and crispy bacon even the most avid brussels sprout haters can be turned around.

This flavoursome dish is all cooked in the one pan – meaning less washing up – which is always a good thing!

Why this Roasted Brussels Sprouts Dish is so good….

  • It takes only 5 minutes of prep then you just put it in the oven on one pan – no extra washing up!
  • The flavours work really well together. The slight bitterness from the brussels sprouts make a great match cooked with garlic, fresh broccolini, salty bacon topped by a balsamic and mustard glaze and crunchy walnuts.
  • This dish is really easy to make and is perfect for entertaining.
  • It goes well with a variety of different meat or veggie dishes.
  • It can make a great side for entertaining served with roast meat of any kind or just a simple weeknight meal.  I often  make this when my husband isn’t around and just simply enjoy it a quick and easy stand alone meal.
  • Its Paleo, low carb and Keto friendly. It is easily made Whole30 compliant.

How to make Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Broccolini & Walnuts

You need only a few simple ingredients and a medium sized flat baking tray or sheet pan……..

Close up of brussels sporuts and bacon with walnuts and broccolini not cooked ready to go in oven on tray.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c/355f.
  2. Rinse and shell the brussels sprouts and chop into halves. I like to just remove the outer layer of the leaves and I chop off the stubby bit of stem at the base.
  3. Drizzle a sheet pan or a flat baking tray with a small amount of olive oil.
  4. Arrange the brussels sprouts and broccolini on to the tray.
  5. Next chop the bacon. I like to roughly chop the bacon so into chunks of around 2-3cm so that it is quite meaty and the bacon doesn’t burn. I find chopping the bacon with scissors is the easiest way to to do this.
  6. Place the bacon pieces evenly over the vegetables.
  7. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts evenly over everything.
  8. In a small glass jug or jar add all of the ingredients for the glaze. Stir with a fork or shake up and down if you have used a jar so that everything is mixed through evenly.
  9. Drizzle the glaze evenly over the brussels sprouts, bacon and walnuts.
  10. Place the tray in the oven. Cook for 20 minutes, then stir and roughly turn everything on the tray over. It doesn’t matter if you don’t get every last piece.
  11. Cook for a further 10 minutes.
  12. Remove the tray from the oven. Serve immediately.

Close up of oven roasted brussels sprouts and bacon cooked on baking tray.

What to serve with Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Broccolini and Bacon……

  • Meat of any kind  – roasted meat works well as then it is all going in the oven. Roasted chicken, lamb, turkey, beef, pork or oven cooked sausages.
  • A simple green salad with bitter greens such as rocket or arugula leaves and enjoy a larger portion of this brussel sprouts and bacon dish as the main part of your meal.
  • This is a great salad to serve at a potluck dinner and will go well with other salads or side dishes such as: Sweet Potato and Feta Salad with Pomegranate and Pecans, Loaded Lentil Salad, Roasted Pumpkin, Chickpea and Sundried Tomato Salad.
  • This also makes a great dish for the festive table. My family is British so even though Christmas is in summertime for us in New Zealand we traditionally will have brussels sprouts for Christmas.

Close up of roasted brussels sprouts with bacon on a plate

How to make this recipe Paleo and Whole30 compliant:

  • If you are following a strict Whole30 diet at the moment then look for bacon that hasn’t been sweetened with sugar or honey and has no preservatives that are not Whole30 approved. If you live in New Zealand you can find some Whole30 or Paleo friendly bacon at some local butchers.
  • Check the ingredients in your mustard. If you are following a strict Whole30 diet then look for one with no white wine or sugar. If you are concerned then you could simply grind up some mustard seeds and add it into the balsamic glaze to still give it some zing or simply leave it out.
  • Use a good quality balsamic vinegar, look out for additives such as “caramel colour” or sulphites.

Other recipes you may like:

Healthy Broccoli Salad (No Mayo)

Hot Smoked Salmon Salad with Egg and Mustard Potatoes

Salmon Cucumber Bites with Avocado Pea Smash

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please let me know how you got on in the comments below, I love hearing from you!

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Hope

 

 

Serves 6

Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsalmic

Yields 1

Delicious Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Broccolini and Walnuts.

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Brussels Sprouts
  • 4 cups brussels sprouts (400gm / 4.4oz)
  • 1 cup broccolini or broccoli florets
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • Balsamic Mustard Glaze
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic, crushed
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c/355f.
  2. Rinse and shell the brussels sprouts and chop into halves.
  3. Drizzle a sheet pan baking tray with a small amount of olive oil.
  4. Arrange the brussels sprouts and broccolini on to the tray.
  5. Next chop the bacon. I like to roughly chop the bacon so into chunks of around 2-3cm so that it is quite meaty and the bacon doesn't burn.
  6. Place the bacon pieces evenly over the vegetables.
  7. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts evenly over everything.
  8. In a small glass jug or jar add all of the ingredients for the glaze. Stir with a fork or shake up and down if you have used a jar so that everything is mixed through evenly.
  9. Drizzle the glaze evenly over the brussels sprouts, bacon and walnuts.
  10. Place the tray in the oven. Cook for 20 minutes, then stir and roughly turn everything on the tray over.
  11. Cook for a further 10 minutes.
  12. Remove the tray from the oven. Serve immediately.

Notes

This will serve 6 as a side dish. The nutrition calculated for this dish is an estimate only and is based on 6 servings.

Tags

Cuisines
English
Occasions
Winter
Christmas
Fall
Thanksgiving
Courses
Side
Cooking
Roasting
Diet
Low Carb
Whole 30
Keto
Paleo
Allergy
gluten free
dairy free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
sesame free

Nutrition

Calories

133 cal

Fat

9 g

Carbs

10 g

Protein

5 g
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2 Comments

  • Reply
    [email protected]
    July 27, 2019 at 4:16 am Duuuuuude....brussels sprouts is my FAVORITE veggie ever. I love that you paired them with broccolini too! YUMM-O
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      July 30, 2019 at 3:24 pm Haha glad to come across a fellow brussels lover - thanks they go really well with the broccolini!

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