Author: Christina Eleton
March 3, 2021

Roasted-Garlic & Bacon Brussel Sprouts (Paleo & Whole30)

These roasted-garlic brussel sprouts, with bacon, are crispy and full of so much flavor. They are sure to become your new favorite side dish the whole family will love.

If you thought you weren’t a fan of brussel sprouts, I challenge you to try out my recipe and give them another chance.  I used to not really care for them much either until I started preparing them myself.  I sometimes would get them off of the food bar at our local health food market, but just never was impressed.  They were always too soggy and had absolutely no flavor.

What You Need To Make These Brussel Sprouts

  • brussel sprouts
  • avocado oil
  • fresh garlic
  • nitrate & sugar-free bacon
  • coconut aminos
  • sea salt

How To Make These Brussel Sprouts

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees with the rack closer to the bottom.
  • Cut off ends and pull off outer leaves of the brussel sprouts. Cut into halves or quarter into bite size pieces.
  • Toss the brussel sprouts with avocado oil, garlic, sea salt and coconut aminos.
  • Spread evenly into one layer, flat side down, onto parchment lined baking sheet. Cut bacon into small pieces and distribute over the brussel sprouts.
  • Roast for 20 to 25 minutes until crispy. (see recipe notes)
  • Take out of the oven once crispy and drizzle with extra coconut aminos and sea salt if preferred. 

So, I started experimenting with them and have come up with a few secrets of my own to make them incredibly delicious. First of all, I like to cut them in half or in quarters if they are really large, making them into bite-size pieces. 

I then toss the brussel sprouts in a few ingredients that I ALWAYS keep on hand, such as fresh garlic & coconut aminos.  These two ingredients can turn just about any vegetable into something really special.

A few years back, I stumbled upon coconut aminos.  If you don’t know what this is, it is a healthy alternative to soy sauce, made from the fermented sap of a coconut palm tree…literally a game changer for me. Soy can cause inflammation in the body and mess with us girls' hormones...not a good thing.  That’s where coconut aminos saves the day.  I use it in so many of my dishes now and actually like the taste much better than soy sauce anyway.  I even take it along with me when we stop by our local sushi bar.  I highly recommend you give it a shot.

The next ingredient that definitely needs mentioned is garlic.  Garlic will pretty much wow any vegetable or dish, and besides that, its just so healthful.  I add it to almost everything for the flavor and health benefits.

To make sure the brussel sprouts roast properly, a step you must take to make them crispy is to spread them out into one layer on the baking sheet...if not, they would steam and would turn out soggy.   I also like to put my oven rack closer to the bottom of the oven to help me achieve the crispiness I'm looking for. 

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Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention the best part...the bacon.  Bacon really just makes EVERYTHING better.

My daughter made a comment the other day, when I served  brussel sprouts for dinner one evening.  She said exactly what I have thought in the past, “I used to think I didn’t like brussel sprouts, but I do now”.  She for sure made me smile and makes cooking for my family even more worth it. I hope you love my brussel sprouts recipe as much as we do.  Let us know if you try them out.  We would love to hear! 

Roasted-Garlic Bacon Brussel Sprouts (Paleo & Whole30)

Author: Christina Eleton
These roasted-garlic brussel sprouts, with bacon, are crispy and full of so much flavor. They are sure to become your new favorite side dish the whole family will love.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 233 kcal

Equipment

  • Sheet Pan

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees with the rack closer to the bottom.
  • Cut off ends and pull off outer leaves of the brussel sprouts. Cut into halves or quarter into bite size pieces.
  • Toss the brussel sprouts with avocado oil, garlic, sea salt and coconut aminos.
  • Spread evenly into one layer, flat side down, onto parchment lined baking sheet. Cut bacon into small pieces and distribute over the brussel sprouts.
  • Roast for 20 to 25 minutes until crispy. (see recipe notes)
  • Take out of the oven once crispy and drizzle with extra coconut aminos and sea salt if preferred. Enjoy!

Notes

Temperature of ovens vary, so start checking brussel sprouts after 20 minutes of cooking.   I cooked them on the bottom rack and only needed 20-25 minutes of cooking time.  I do not flip the sprouts at all.  They are best left alone to caramelize and crisp up. My oven is a gas oven and cooks really hot...electric ovens may need a little longer cook time to get the crispiness you are looking for.  Don't forget to add more sea salt if needed. 

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 7gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 961mgPotassium: 496mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 865IUVitamin C: 96mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Brussel Sprouts, Low Carb, Paleo, Roasted Vegetables, Whole30
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