Monday, December 31, 2012

Crumbled Bacon Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts get a bad rap. They are one of those foods that some people turn up their noses at purely at the sound of their name. I had never bothered to touch one until a year or two ago. Green Giant microwaveable packaged veggies were on sale BOGO and I decided to stalk up as it was an easy way to add a veggie to any meal at a low price. Brussels Sprouts in Butter Sauce were one of the varieties of veggies I wound up with. I fell in love. These little tight wound green balls of nutrition were delicious! They left me wanting more every time I ate them.

A year or so later, I ran across raw Brussels Sprouts in the grocery store. I thought I would give em a whirl as well. Boy am I glad I did! They are nutritious, easy to prepare, and full of flavor every time. If you haven't actually tried Brussels Sprouts, please do. If you are already a fan, try this Crumbled Bacon Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe. It is sure to please.

This has become one of my quick and easy ways to prepare Brussels Sprouts.


Crumbled Bacon Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients
-1 lb Brussels Sprouts
-2-3 slices thick cut bacon cooked and crumbled
-1-2 TB olive oil or leftover bacon grease
- Sea Salt and Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
- 1/2 TB Parmesan

Directions
-Preheat Oven to 425 degrees
-Rinse and Dry Brussels Sprouts if needed.
-Cut off all of the tough/hard binding ends of each Brussels Sprout and remove any loose
 or brown leaves.
-Cut the larger ones in half lengthwise so that they are the same size as the smaller ones.
-Toss in a bowl.
-Drizzle with oil or grease. Toss to coat.
-Pour out on a baking sheet and spread out in an even layer.
-Sprinkle with Sea Salt and Fresh cracked Black Pepper to taste.
- Pop in the oven for 8 minutes.
-Remove from oven. Toss, mix and stir to flip the Brussels Sprouts around.
-Return to oven for 4 minutes.
-Check of desired doneness. Mine were done at this point. (This depends on size of
 Brussels Sprouts, and how you like them done. If they are big, and still not done return
 to oven 2 minutes at a time until they have reached desired tenderness.)
-When Brussels Sprouts are done, toss with crumbled bacon and Parmesan and serve.











4 comments:

  1. It's funny you should post this. My husband brought home a bag of brussel sprouts from Costco this week and I absolutely turned my nose up at them! I will have to give this a try!

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  2. I need to try this, I love Brussels!! Always have!! Funny though, I don't really like cabbage. Go figure.

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