Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Delight your taste buds with our Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, a low-carb side dish that's a harmonious blend of earthy Brussels sprouts and savory, crispy bacon. This dish offers a tantalizing flavor contrast that will leave you craving every bite. It's the perfect accompaniment to any meal, showcasing the delicious potential of low-carb dining without sacrificing on taste. Get ready to savor the smoky goodness of this delightful combination.
1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
4-6 slices of bacon, chopped into small pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and black pepper, to taste
1-2 cloves garlic, minced (optional, for added flavor)
1. Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
2. Prep the Brussels Sprouts:
Trim the ends of the Brussels sprouts and cut them in half lengthwise.
3. Cook the Bacon:
In a large oven-safe skillet or on a baking sheet, cook the chopped bacon over medium-high heat until it becomes crispy. Use a slotted spoon to remove the cooked bacon from the pan, leaving the bacon fat behind.
4. Roast the Brussels Sprouts:
In the same skillet or on the baking sheet with the bacon fat, add the halved Brussels sprouts. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Toss to coat the Brussels sprouts evenly.
If desired, you can add minced garlic for extra flavor.
Roast the Brussels sprouts in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until they are tender and have crispy edges. Stir them halfway through for even cooking.
5. Add Bacon and Serve:
Remove the roasted Brussels sprouts from the oven and toss them with the crispy bacon pieces.
Transfer the Brussels sprouts and bacon mixture to a serving dish.
Serve your flavorful Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon as a delightful low-carb side dish.
This dish combines the earthy goodness of Brussels sprouts with the smoky, savory flavor of crispy bacon for a tasty and satisfying low-carb treat. Enjoy!