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.

EatingWell.com, October 2020


Recipe Summary

30 mins
45 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.

  • 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.

  • 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

about 1 cup
178 calories; fat 13g; cholesterol 9mg; sodium 307mg; carbohydrates 12g; dietary fiber 4g; protein 6g; sugars 4g; niacin equivalents 2mg; saturated fat 2g; vitamin a iu 688IU.