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Recipe: Bacon & Blue Cheese Brussels Sprouts

Sharman - Friday, October 25, 2019
Bacon & Blue Cheese Brussels Sprouts


The easiest way, or at least the most delicious, to eat more greens is to add bacon. Roasted Brussels sprouts are a wonderful dish to have in the fall, and pairing them with the saltiness of bacon and blue cheese along with the sweetness of syrupy balsamic vinegar is a simple and easy win in the kitchen.

What you’ll need…

  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half through the core (include any loose leaves that fall off while cutting)
  • 4 thick cut bacon, diced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar syrup (reduced balsamic glaze)
  • ½ cup blue cheese, crumbled


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the Brussels sprouts in a single layer on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper; scatter the bacon on top. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Roast the Brussels sprouts for 30 – 40 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes to help the bacon fat coat the vegetables. * Brussels sprouts brown easiest when cut side is down.
  4. Remove from the oven and transfer to serving plate. Dress sprouts with balsamic vinegar and blue cheese. Dish is best served warm.