Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Parmesan Cheese
Recipe type: Vegetable Side Dish
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Serves: 5 to 6
Brussels Sprouts roasted with extra virgin olive oil, smoky bacon and silky onions, then finished off with some Parmesan cheese becomes the most crunchy, crispy and delicious vegetable that will compliment any meat entree.
  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, cleaned- sliced in halves
  • 1 medium onion- chopped
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 to 4 slices Smoked Uncured Bacon, excess fat removed, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. of grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray the bottom of a large roasting pan with cooking spray and set aside. Remove 3 to 4 slices of bacon from its package, trim and discard excess fat from the bacon and chop into pieces. Set aside.
  2. Spread Brussels sprouts in a single layer in the prepared roasting pan.
  3. Scatter the chopped onion, garlic powder, salt and crushed red pepper flakes over them.
  4. Drizzle olive oil over them. Sprinkle with pieces of lean bacon on top.
  5. Place the pan in the center of the oven. Roast, uncovered for 15 minutes and stir or shake the pan once, and continue roasting until Brussels sprouts are browned and tender, about 25-30 minutes total.
  6. Optional: For the last 5 minutes, remove from oven, sprinkle Parmesan cheese over them and return to oven for the last 3 to 5 minutes, or until Parmesan cheese is melted.
  7. Remove and transfer to a serving bowl. Serve.
  8. Serves 5 to 6
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