Recipe of the Week – Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Dressing

If you’re thinking — Oh No! Brussels Sprouts! This recipe just might change your opinion of this much maligned vegetable. It makes a lot so it’s the perfect side dish for a holiday or family gathering. We love it with turkey or a pork roast. Try it you’ll like — I promise.


  • 10 slices bacon, choppedBrusssel Sprout recipe with bacon
  • 3 pounds Brussel sprouts, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons firmly-packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Cook the bacon until crisp in a large skillet. Remove the bacon using a slotted spoon, and drain
  3. on paper towels. Reserve 1/4 cup drippings in the skillet..
  4. Combine the Brussels sprouts, olive oil and salt in a large bowl. Place the sprouts on the
  5. prepared baking sheet and bake until tender, about 20 minutes. Turning every so often.
  6. Add the vinegar, brown sugar and mustard to the reserved bacon drippings in the skillet.
  7. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture is reduced by half, about 6
  8. minutes. Pour the mixture over the sprouts, tossing gently to coat. Sprinkle with the bacon. Serve
  9. immediately.