Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Since Brussels sprouts have such a strong flavor, you really need other strong flavors to pair with it to balance it out. And there are no two more intense flavors than Parmesan cheese and bacon. RoastedBrusselSproutsBacon1

Trim the ends and remove a layer of the bruised outer leaves. Cut them in half vertically, keeping the core intact. Drizzle with a bit of oil and a sprinkling of salt and pepper, the roast in the oven until tender.RoastedBrusselSproutsBacon2

Once the bacon is cooked and pine nuts are toasted, toss everything together in the fry pan.RoastedBrusselSproutsBacon3

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
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Serves: 6
Bacon and Parmesan are two bold flavors that balance the strong flavored Brussels sprouts perfectly.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Brussel sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • Oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • ⅓ cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 oz GF bacon or pancetta, finely diced
  • Parmesan, garnish, optional
Instructions
  1. Toss the sprouts with the oil, salt and pepper and red pepper flakes, and spread out on a baking sheet. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Toast the pine nuts in a dry skillet on high heat, shaking pan, until golden.
  3. Fry the bacon until crispy, then toss together with the roasted sprouts and pine nuts. Garnish with cheese if desired.

 

 

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