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Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts

I was never one chomping at the bit to add Brussel Sprouts to my grocery cart. My husband loves them boiled, very fork tender, served with plenty of butter, salt and pepper. Honestly, eating them his way, makes me gag – nothing can make the soggy bitterness acceptable to my palate!

After having prepared a Hello Fresh pizza dish months back which included a flat bread pizza topped with oven roasted Brussel Sprouts – I became a convert. I found that I could take the idea of slicing and roasting the sprouts to create gag-free, roasted deliciousness. Loaded with plenty of seasonings, including bacon, onions and olive oil…I’m in heaven every time.

Today’s grocery visit yielded what I thought was a great price on a good looking bunch of Brussel Sprouts. At $2.19 per pound I grabbed a couple packages to serve with my Keto friendly meals over the next week.

25 Acre Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts

  • 1 Pound Brussel Sprouts
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Red Onion
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Blend Herbs
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flake
  • 1/4 Cup Prepared/Chopped Bacon
  • 1/4 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Course Ground Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil to coat pan

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Clean and prepare the Brussel Sprouts by cutting them in slices smaller than 1/4-inch. Add the remaining ingredients and coat well with Olive Oil. I like to prep my veggies and add to a foil lined pan that has been drizzled with Olive Oil. This way I don’t have to dirty a bowl and can mix the ingredients with the same spoon I’ll use to turn my Sprout mixture in the oven.

Place everything in the oven uncovered, stirring every 10 minutes for approximately 30 minutes total. The Brussel Sprouts should start showing a little color which adds to the depth of the flavors you are creating. If you want more toasty brown color, place the sprouts under the broiler for the last minute or two – just watch them closely. Remove from oven and serve as a healthy side!

I admit, sometimes I do go the extra mile and prepare Brussel Sprouts two ways – my husband’s beloved version and my newly discovered version. Personally I think he’s cheating himself out of enjoying something far better. I can’t complain however, that just leaves more of the good stuff for me!

#LifeOn25Acres

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