This Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon recipe will convert even the most unlikely person into a sprouts lover. Crispy sprouts, salty bacon and sweet & tangy honey mustard come together in an irresistible side dish sure to impress. This Brussel sprouts and bacon recipe is low-carb and gluten-free, made with 8 ingredients in less than 30 minutes!
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet, set aside.
In a large bowl, combine Brussels sprouts, olive oil, minced garlic, sea salt and pepper. Stir until ingredients are evenly distributed.
Evenly spread the oiled and seasoned Brussels sprouts onto the prepared baking sheet.
Sprinkle the diced bacon evenly around the sprouts on the baking sheet. Make sure everything is in a single, even layer.
Roast in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through. (NOTE: The size of your Brussels sprouts will affect roasting time. I prefer small sprouts for better flavor, but if using large sprouts, you may need to roast longer than 20 minutes).
While the Brussels are roasting, mix together 2 TBS mustard and 2 TBS honey
After 20 minutes, or when the Brussels and bacon are starting to brown, remove the baking pan from the oven and drizzle the honey mustard mixture over the Brussels and bacon.
Stir until evenly distributed and spread mixture in an even layer on the baking sheet.
Return to oven and roast again for 5-10 minutes (remember, the size of your sprouts will determine this – check at 5 minutes), or until the sauce has thickened and coated the sprouts and the sprouts/bacon are browned.
Remove from oven and stir the mixture to ensure nothing sticks to the pan.
Brussels Sprouts. Fresh sprouts work best in this recipe. Also, I prefer smaller sprouts for more even cooking and better honey-mustard absorption.
Olive oil. Any neutral oil works well in this recipe. The best substitutes are canola or avocado oil.
Minced garlic. Garlic powder can be used in place of minced garlic, although I prefer minced!
Bacon. Choose your favorite variety of bacon.
Dijon mustard. Any mustard variety works well in this recipe, spicy, brown, honey, etc.
Honey. Maple syrup can be used in place of honey if desired.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
Warm in the microwave or in the oven until heated through.