Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Lemon

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl

Bon Appetit December 2005. Try this with another vegetable: asparagus, broccoli, etc.

Top Review by jenbrecker

These were the best brussels sprouts I have ever had, with a very minor tweak! I took the bacon and rendered a little bit of fat from it in a saute pan first, then added the bacon, plus the fat, to the brussels sprouts and lemon slices. I also added a dash of sage which goes so well with brussels sprouts. This will be my go-to recipe from here on out. Delicious!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut the brussels sprouts down to the root end, but do not cut completely in half.
  3. Cut the lemon in half lengthwise then thinly slice crosswise.
  4. Heat salted water to boiling and cook the brussel sprouts until they are crisp-tender, approximately 5 minutes. Drain.
  5. Arrange the brussels sprouts singly on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle and lemon slices and bacon, salt and pepper; stirring to combine.
  6. Roast the brussels sprouts until tender and beginning to turn brown. Stir the brussel sprouts every 10 minutes; about 30 mintutes total roasting time.
  7. Transfer to serving platter and serve hot.

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