Recipe: Apple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

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This side dish comes together quickly with the oven doing most of the work for you.

16 oz Brussels sprouts
1 small onion
1 apple
2-3 slices bacon
3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper

Heat oven to 400 degrees. 

Give the Brussels sprouts a good wash in cold water. Cut off the bottoms, then cut the Brussels sprouts in half – lengthwise. Place onto a metal* sheet pan. 

Dice the onion. Peel, core and dice the apple. Add both to the sheet pan with the Brussels sprouts. 

Cut the bacon into small pieces, around the same size as the onion. Add to the sheet pan. 

Drizzle the Brussels sprouts, onion, apple, and bacon with 2 Tbsp olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss well to coat everything. 

Your pan full of raw veggies, apples, and bacon should look a lot like this.

Put the sheet pan full of Brussels sprouts into the hot oven. Roast veggies for 25 mins, tossing every 5 mins or so. You can keep cooking them 5-10 mins longer if you like your Brussels sprouts super caramelized. 

Remove veggies from oven. Toss with apple cider vinegar and remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil. 


*Using a metal pan is important here, otherwise the Brussels sprouts won’t caramelize. You can use a 9×13” pan with high sides if you’d prefer, just be sure it’s metal. 


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