Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Onions for Two

Hearty Brussels sprouts pair nicely with salty bacon and onions in this quick Thanksgiving side dish for two. A sweet balsamic glaze makes a nice complement drizzled over the top, but it's not necessary to enjoy this classic combo. For a twist on this recipe, try swapping pancetta for the bacon. If you want to have leftovers, this recipe is easily doubled.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Onions for Two
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 8 ounces Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (about 2 cups)

  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 slices bacon or 2 ounces pancetta, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage

  • 1 teaspoon balsamic glaze (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. Toss Brussels sprouts with 2 teaspoons oil and salt. Spread on a small baking sheet or roasting pan. Roast, stirring once, until browned and tender, about 12 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add bacon (or pancetta); cook, stirring, until crispy, about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate. Add onion; cook, stirring, until golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to the bowl with the Brussels sprouts. Add sage and the bacon (or pancetta) and toss to combine. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

178 Calories
13g Fat
12g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 178
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Vitamin A 688IU 14%
Sodium 307mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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