Bacon Cooking Food Recipe

How to Bake Brussels Sprouts (with Bacon)

I hated Brussels sprouts, very deeply, for a very long time.

I remember them being bitter and disgusting.

Then I became an adult, and realized that I could make them myself, and that if I cooked them with bacon, they would probably be pretty good.

Then I started making this recipe, and found out that I was right.


  • 1 lb Brussel Sprouts – trimmed and halved
  • 1 slice of bacon (or more – it’s up to you) – diced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. Place your oven rack in the center of the oven, and preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prepare the ingredients: Trim the Brussels sprouts by cutting off the stems and then slicing them in half down the middle lengthwise. Dice the slice of bacon into small pieces.
  3. Place the sprouts, bacon and salt and pepper into a mixing bowl, and then toss it all with the olive oil. If you like some additional spice, I’d suggest adding a pinch of cayenne pepper or chipotle chili powder at this point as well.
  4. Scoop the mixture onto a baking sheet (like for cookies) and – if you want extra crispy sprouts – flip them all so they’re cut-side down.
  5. Place the tray in the oven on that center rack, and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove the sprouts from the oven, place then in a serving bowl, and give them a dusting of salt (and maybe a tiny splash of oil if they look dry).
  7. Serve and enjoy!
Steps 2 and 3: Diced b-sprouts, bacon, salt and pepper
Add the oil
Toss to combine
Step 4: Place them on the baking sheet (I use foil to save some time and effort with cleanup)
Step 6: After 20 minutes in the oven!

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