Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grape Tomatoes with Bacon

Brussel Sprouts.

Don’t turn your nose up just yet, y’all. For real. If you do, you may just be missing out on the best thing ever!

roasted brussel sprouts and grape tomatoes recipeI’m working with Carbonell Olive Oil again and was given the task to create a holiday recipe using one of their olive oils. As I started thinking about the upcoming holiday, I immediately thought about the colors that are often associated with Christmas.

Red and green, y’all! Anytime I see these two colors together, I always think Christmas. (Don’t you?)

I had some brussels sprouts and grape tomatoes on hand, and bacon…you can’t forget the bacon, so I decided to create a side dish for the holidays.  And it turned out absolutely, delightfully delicious.

roasted brussel sprouts and grape tomatoes recipeSo delicious, in fact, that I didn’t want to share. Thank goodness the kids were at school and the husband was at work. I ate some for lunch and I have the rest in the fridge waiting for me.

Easy recipes are super important to me because I’m always busy. I love spending time in the kitchen cooking and tasting (let’s just admit that the tasting is the best part), but my schedule doesn’t always allow me that luxury. So when I tell you this was an easy recipe, you can rest assured that it is an easy recipe.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grape Tomatoes with Bacon
 
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A lovely mix of roasted brussels sprouts and grape tomatoes mixed with bacon and onions.
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb brussels sprouts, cut in half
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (or 2 garlic cloves, minced)
  • 3 tbsp Carbonell Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • sprinkling of salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 8 slices bacon, cut into 1″ or smaller pieces
  • ½ cup onion, diced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking pan with foil; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add brussels sprouts, grape tomatoes, minced garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. With a large spoon, mix contents around in the bowl to make sure the brussels sprouts and grape tomatoes are generously coated with olive oil.
  3. Gently pour the contents of the bowl onto the lined baking pan. Spread out evenly so that the heat can penetrate the sides of each brussels sprout and grape tomato.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and gently turn so that they brown evenly. Return to oven and bake for another 15 minutes. In the meantime, in a large skillet on low-medium heat, cook bacon and onions until desired crispness. I cooked mine for about 10-12 minutes. After the bacon is done, place on a plate lined with paper towels to remove some of the grease; set aside.
  5. Remove brussels sprouts and grape tomatoes from oven and add bacon and onion mixture to top of brussels sprouts and grape tomatoes. Return to oven and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes before serving.

See, easy peasy and so delicious.

I love the combination of flavors in this dish. The richness of the Carbonell Extra Virgin Olive Oil, paired with the slightly sweet flavor of the roasted brussels sprouts, the smokiness of the bacon…I could go on and on, folks.

roasted brussels sprouts and grape tomatoes recipeFor the longest time I was scared of brussels sprouts, but when they are cooked right, they are incredibly tasty and delicious. And let’s face it, anything that pairs good with bacon, well, it’s a keeper in my book. You can boil, steam and stir-fry brussels sprouts, but my favorite way to cook them is roasting them.

Do you like brussels sprouts? What is your favorite way to cook them?

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About Crystal Reagan

Crystal is Owner & Editor of Simply Being Mommy. She is a work-at-home mom and enjoys being wife and mommy. She loves family, travel, chocolate and Diet Coke.

Comments

  1. 1

    I love how this is a really unique side dish to have, thanks for the area!!

  2. 2

    This looks incredible. I would have never thought to add grape tomatoes!

  3. 3

    I’ve never been a brussels sprouts girl but you make them look really good!

  4. 4

    Definitely the perfect combo! I love brussel sprouts, but my husband doesn’t so I’ll get this all to myself :)

  5. 5

    Brussels sprouts are one of my fave veggies.

  6. 6

    I have two favorite brussels sprouts recipes but haven’t considered pairing them with grape tomatoes. I look forward to trying this yummy combo!

  7. 7

    I love making roasted brussel sprouts but never paired with tomatoes before. It looks wonderful!

  8. 8

    I love brussel sprouts! I make them a ton of different ways, but it usually involves a lot of olive oil! I actually just made a brussel sprouts and panchetta recipe using Carbonell olive oil!

  9. 9

    YUM, YUM, YUM!! I love brussel sprouts.

  10. 10

    That looks so good, I have made roasted brussel sprouts with bacon before, but I have never tried them with tomatoes.

  11. 11

    Brussels Sprouts can most definitely be amazing … and in my experience, served with bacon is the best!

  12. 12

    Honestly, I’ve never eaten Brussels sprouts before (don’t know why) but your recipe has convinced me to give them a try.

  13. 13

    I love how colorful this dish is!

  14. 14

    I have never tried brussel sprouts, but I may try them if they’re prepared like this. I love grape tomatoes and bacon!

  15. 15

    This might actually be a way to get my husband to eat Brussel Sprouts.

  16. 16

    That looks good! I love brussels sprouts and grape tomatoes.

  17. 17

    I love Brussels sprouts, I need to try this recipe!

  18. 18

    I’ve never roasted brussel sprouts, but this looks right up my alley

  19. 19

    I am not a brussels sprouts fan, but my husband LOVES them, so I might have to make this for him :)

  20. 20

    I LOVE the color in this dish.

  21. 21

    I love Brussels sprouts but the rest of my family – not so much ;) I think this would make a tasty Christmas side dish at least for myself!

  22. 22

    I’m not a fan, but my mom is. I bet she’d like this.

  23. 23

    This looks so good. I love brussell sprouts!!

  24. 24

    I haven’t had brussel sprouts in a long time because I hated them when I was younger. I really need to try them again, these sound delicious.

  25. 25

    That looks delish. I need to eat more sprouts that for sure.

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