Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Almonds are the perfect side dish for any meal! Simple recipe and unbelievably delicious! #BaconMonth2015
We decided to go ahead and get the kids school year started this past week. Wouldn’t you know, halfway through the week, our air conditioning went out. Y’all I live in Phoenix …. it’s been (hot as) Hell. Just for the record, 117°F is not my idea fun. No. Just no. We finally got the part to fix the air conditioning yesterday so let’s hope the problem is taken care of ….. *fingers crossed*
Since we’re in back to school mode, I am all about easy recipes. When I’m working on my menu, I usually ask my family if anything sounds good that week. Sometimes, they have some pretty good ideas. Like when your six-year-old asks you to make Brussels sprouts, you know you have to make them. I mean, what six-year-old actually wants to eat Brussels sprouts?! When I was six, I sure didn’t want to eat them!! Brussel sprouts?! Blech!! Now that I’m older and my taste buds have matured, I don’t mind them …. especially when it involves bacon and Brussels sprouts. I’m just glad we had these Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Almonds a few weeks ago and not on the menu for this past week …. you can believe I was not going to be using our oven with no air conditioning! Uhhhh, no.
You know, now that I actually think about it, I’m pretty fortunate in the fact that my kiddos are usually pretty well-rounded eaters – so much so, they actually ask for weird things like Brussels sprouts! I like my Brussels sprouts cooked a little bit longer than the time I have noted in the recipe ….. but I also know, most people are not me! If you like the darker parts on your Brussels sprouts too, add a few more minutes to the cook time! I look for the darker ones for myself – they’re the best ones!
Side note – this post is part of the #BaconMonth2015 series. Be sure to check out all of the other great recipes for Bacon Month! Look for them near the bottom of this post!
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
- 6 slices bacon
- 1½ pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
- 3 tbsp. reserved bacon grease
- ¾ tsp. kosher salt
- ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ cup slivered almonds
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