When I reflect on famous childhood villains, Scar from the Lion King, Freddy Krueger, and the Leprechaun had nothing on brussels sprouts. They were the bane of every TV kid’s existence. I counted myself lucky that my mother never served them to us. I thought my siblings and I were being spared from unspeakable ickiness. Fast forward about sixteen years to my semi-grown-up life where I have zero fear of the Leprechaun and a much more expanded palate. I am a proud brussels sprouts eater, y’all. I’ve conquered some of the most dreaded veggie of our childhoods: carrots, green beans, and now these.
I must admit that the brussels sprouts featured in this post are the first I have made in my own kitchen and they turned out quite well if I do say so myself! They were also very easy to make. I think the only real challenge here is saying the title of this post three times fast. Try it! These balsamic brussels sprouts with bacon and brie cheese are the perfect mixture of healthy and have mercy! (in my Uncle Jesse voice). A little decadent, a little crispy, delicious all around.
For the part you probably came here for, which is how to make brussels sprouts, check out the printable recipe card below. Read it, add the items to your grocery list, and get to work in the kitchen. They cook up nicely in about 30 minutes and make for a wonderful addition to any meal. Note: Be sure to roast them on a pan large enough that the brussels are spread out and not crowded. This ensure the perfect crispiness. You can easily toss this dish into your meal prep rotation with some easy chicken or maybe a little pasta and you’re set.
I hope you’ll make and enjoy these balsamic brussels with bacon and brie. Let me know below if you do and thanks for reading!
P.S. more brussels sprouts recipes:
- 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts trimmed and cut in halves
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 6 slices bacon uncooked and chopped
- 2 ounces Brie cheese chut into half-inch pieces
- sea salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- olive oil
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Place in a large bowl and add salt, pepper, vinegar, and olive oil. Toss until well coated. Add bacon.
- Spread out evenly in a shallow pan. Roast for about thirty minutes or until lightly browned.
- Sprinkle brie on top and stir so that the heat from the sprouts softens the cheese. Serve immediately.