Brussels with Bacon
Updated: Dec 16, 2019
Brussels sprouts are the tastiest green when cooked with the right amount of love, but damn do they smell terrible! As with any food that goes in the oven, it doesn't take long for the aroma of something to swarm your place. Over the years, my family has been blessed with the pleasant smells of cakes, cookies, and breads coming to life while baking and releasing inviting smells. So naturally, I catch SHADE when I make something remotely healthy!
Anyway, keep a candle nearby to show your roommate, friend, or mother Karen (hey girl) you're doing your best in the midst of achieving prime health!
Much to my surprise, side dishes tend to be the most requested item friends and subscribers ask me to make. I always wonder why, then find myself lovin' on all sides when I'm eating a meal. Could anyone else sit down and order all sides for dinner? I sure can.
My biggest rule with sides is that I need an easy cleanup. I'm talking the sheet pan, slap on some foil, drop the ingredients, and pop-in-the-oven situation. There's not much better than peeling off a patch of foil post-cooking and proclaiming you have a clean pan.
These Brussels are a side that's too easy to mess up and even easier to cleanup, so go ahead and preheat your oven!
May the inspiration found here find light in your kitchen.
1 lb. Brussels Sprouts, shredded or sliced
2 bacon strips, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp Italian Herbs
1 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
2 Tbsp Olive oil
On a sheet pan, place foil down to cover full length and width of pan. Put oil on top of the foil. Place Brussels over the oil and add all other seasonings and the cheese. Using your clean kitchen hands, toss all ingredients together until the oil and seasonings are evenly spread.
Using kitchen scissors, cut the two pieces of bacon in small pieces. Scatter them across the pan.
Bake at 400ºF for 25 mins, or until golden brown on edges.