Monday, January 23, 2012

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Apples

"Oh Brussels Sprouts, Oh Brussels Sprouts"......tra-la-la-la-la-la-la!

SNOW, finally Boise got lots of snow!  

We started up the Christmas tunes again and low and behold, we found some brussels sprouts in the garage fridge.  We planned to roast them over the holidays and just never got around to it.  I'm oh so glad because my guy grilled some chicken breasts and they were a perfect side to Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, and Apples. 

A Pinterest find, this recipe is from Everyday Foods.  

Here's the skinny:  Preheat to oven 425.  Clean and halve 3 to 4 quarts of brussels sprouts and cut 3 slices of bacon into small pieces.  Roast the bacon for 10 minutes.  Add the brussels sprouts on top of the bacon, sprinkle with coarse salt and fresh ground pepper and roast for 15 minutes.  While the sprouts are in the oven, cut and core an apple.  Slice it into bite size pieces.  Add apples to the sprouts and roast for 10-15 more minutes.

Remove from oven and toss with red-wine vinegar.

Serve warm with lots of love.  You may find yourself singing, "Oh Brussels Sprouts"...they are divine!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, and Apple
  • 3 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 pints Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and halved
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 apple, cored and cut into 1/4-inch slices, each slice halved crosswise
  • 2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar 
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Arrange bacon in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until browned, 10 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts in a single layer; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast until they begin to brown, about 15 minutes.  Remove from oven, and toss in apple. Return to oven; roast until Brussels sprouts are browned and tender and apple has softened, 10 to 15 minutes  Toss vegetables with vinegar, and serve immediately.

More snow today.  Stay warm, toasty, and eat more veggies friends!


  1. Wow, this sounds great! I love Brussels sprouts and I'm kinda fond of bacon too:@)

  2. Yum...roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and some delish!

  3. Such a happy post and a yummy recipe! Maybe I can get my husband to sing about Brussels sprouts. I love them and this recipe might win him over too!

  4. This sounds so delicious, but my kids and my hubby have some sort of anti-sprout campaign going. Maybe I'll try it...if they refuse, more for me. ;)

  5. You know, I'm not sure I've even ever eaten brussel sprouts!

  6. Who knew there was a song about brussel sprouts?
    That looks delicious.

    Glad you are enjoying the snow. It's here on the ground as well, but not much. I am able to tolerate this winter so far.

  7. You're the second person in my blog list to post about Brussels sprouts recently! We love them and new preparations are always appreciated. This one sounds delicious!

    The northwest really got nailed with this last storm system. Our daughter is in Jackson Hole and they've been getting lots and lots of snow the past week.

  8. We love brussels sprouts and bacon just makes them even better. Hope all is well in your world! Have fun in the snow.

  9. Such gorgeous snow...we are getting a dusting! I love BS, they are my favorite, I even liked them when I was a kid! :D

  10. Thanks for sharing. I have always refused to try brussel sprouts, but my husband loves them, and bacon. I think I will make them for him for Valentine's Day. Please feel free to stop by my Blog Launch Party this week and enter my giveaway drawing. I am new to this whole "mom-blog" thing and would love any input from an experienced blogger. Thanks again for the V-day dinner inspiration!

  11. Found you on Take A Look Tuesday! Come visit!

  12. that is the perfect combination of sweet and salty, they look incredibly good

  13. Yes, we got snow and then more snow and now cold and the snow is staying! I was so spoiled with the 45 degree weather!

    This really takes brussel sprouts over the top! Looks incredible. Sounds like a perfect comforting food for the cold.

  14. Glad that I didn't miss this pin both on pinterest and here. Clearly, it has my name written all over it since brussels sprouts are one of my very favorite veggies of all! I love them.
    Now, to pin before I forget.

  15. Looks amazing! I'm not much of a singer but I think this yummy dish might make me start crooning! Yum! and your pictures are beautiful!

  16. Really, even for a non-brussels sprouts person, you made these look really good. Joni

  17. Thanks, Renee! I am a sprout lover so I pinned your yummy recipe for later! :-) Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  18. I love brussel sprouts! I could eat them everyday(I think!) Your recipe looks delicious! I bet the bacon and apples really sets them apart from anything I've ever had!


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