Easy Roasted Balsamic Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Here is a very easy, quick recipe for Roasted Balsamic Bacon Brussel Sprouts…

I was going to wait to post this until the red brussel sprouts in our garden come in but they are very slow growers and I fear the hot weather might hinder their growth.

Servings – 2-3

Cook/Prep Time – Less than an hour


  • 1 pound fresh brussel sprouts
  • 1 large shallot
  • 3 strips of bacon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (may use the bacon grease instead)
  • 1 tbsp Good Seasons Italian dressing seasoning
  • 1 tbsp balsamic reduction or glaze

Pan fry the bacon strips and set aside. Wash the brussel sprouts and slice in half. Peel and dice the shallot. Place both in a mixing bowl and add the olive oil and Italian seasoning mix and mix well. Spread them out on a sheet pan.

Roast at 400 degrees in an air fryer for 12 minutes or in standard oven for 24 minutes, turning them over at the halfway point.

Chop the bacon and add to the sheet pan.Pour the balsamic glaze over them and cook for a few more minutes. That’s it!


Suggested songs for your listening pleasure while preparing the brussel sprouts (or R B.B.B.S)

“Turning into Randolph Scott (Humid Child)” by Leo Kottke from his album “Peculiaroso” released in 1994.

“Carrots where her eyes were bright

Orange where she’s blush

Brussel sprout conditioned fists

Dropped string beans into her socks”

Leo Kottke

Also released in 1994, “Bob Seger Greatest Hits” by Bob Seger in honor of his birthday this past Monday…

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Husband, Father, Grandfather, foodie. I have worked in various capacities of food service for 50 years. Baker, cook, manager, restaurant owner, personal chef and food sales / consulting. Recently retired. I love to cook and photograph food. My other hobbies include organic gardening, fishing, bicycling, reading, music and golf.

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