Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Adding a splash of balsamic vinegar adds just a hint of sweetness to these beautiful roasted brussels sprouts. They’re cooked with slices of bacon on top, which allow the flavor and fat from the bacon to seep into the vegetables. Truly delightful! We served this alongside Georgian Pecan-Crusted Trout.

Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Just because you're avoiding sugar doesn't mean you have to give up sweetness in meal preparation. Adding a splash of balsamic vinegar to vegetables before roasting adds just a hint of sweetness, and it works beautifully in these roasted brussels sprouts. The slices of bacon melt down into the veggies, adding a delicious smoky and salty layer.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, Brussels Sprouts, dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, sugar-free, Whole Life Challenge
Servings: 4
Calories: 225kcal
Author: planfulcook


  • 2 lb brussels sprouts peeled and quartered
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 slices paleo (sugar free) bacon chopped roughly
  • 1 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the quartered brussels sprouts into a large bowl. Toss them in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Spread them out on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Cover the brussels sprouts with pieces of bacon.
  • Roast in the oven 25-30 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp and the veggies well roasted and browned. Enjoy!


We enjoyed these with Georgian Pecan-Crusted Trout

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