Brown Sugar & Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Day 12 of 25 Day of Christmas My Urban Oven Style!

This past weekend flew by! I can not believe there is only 12 days and one weekend left until Christmas.

Slight panic has set in.

I need to finish my Christmas shopping. Wrap more than 4 presents. And start my baking for the season.


After making these brussels sprouts, I think I will be bringing them to my grandparents for Christmas. We spend Christmas lunch with my family at my grandparents farm every year. Our Christmas meal is normally a large spread of side dishes and appetizers. My grandma always makes her homemade meatballs. Grandpa roasts a ham from his farm. My mom brings chicken wings and rolls. My sister makes ham and cream cheese wrapped pickles. My mom’s older sister brings ramen noodle salad. My uncle brings a cheese chip dip. My other aunt brings chicken salad.

The list goes on and on. We have a big family


I like to introduce my family to new dishes. I always of course bring lots of cookies. I make a platter to go on each table.  And I have been making spinach artichoke dip for the past 5 years or so. My family is slightly obsessed with the roasted garlic bread that I serve with it.  I think this year I should change it up.  My family might not love brussels sprouts, but I think I might be able to win them over with the caramelized bacon mixed in with them.

If not, that means more for me.
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If you aren’t a brussels sprouts fan, this is the perfect recipe to reintroduce yourself to them. I am pretty sure this salty, sugary combination would win anyones taste buds over to the brussels sprouts dark side.

I might have just taken one of the healthiest veggies and turned it into basically candy.

Sorry, not sorry.

Oh and did I mention it is a 3 ingredient recipe. Yup, add that to the easy list.

Now go out and make yourself these roasted gems!


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Day 5: 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for an Aspiring Baker

Day 6: 2015 Christmas Tree Contest

Day 7: Caramel Apple Sangria

Day 8: Thumbprint Date Cookies

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Day 10: Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

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Day 12: Egg Clouds




Brown Sugar & Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brown Sugar & Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts


  • 2 packages (12oz) or 1lb of fresh brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 lb bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
  3. Chop bacon into small pieces. Tip: use a kitchen scissors to cut each slice of bacon into small strips.
  4. Place whole brussels sprouts on pan, huddle together in the middle Sprinkle bacon evenly over brussels sprouts.
  5. Season with salt & pepper.
  6. Top bacon with brown sugar.
  7. Roast for 20-30 minutes or until bacon is fully cooked and crispy. Brussels sprouts should start to brown and char on the tips.
  8. Transfer cooked brussels sprouts and bacon to a bowl. Scrap up caramelized brown sugar from pan and mix in with brussels sprouts.
  9. Serve hot.
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About Rachel

Country girl turned urbanite. Finding ways to mess up my kitchen, keep my country roots and explore all that city living offers!

27 thoughts on “Brown Sugar & Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

  1. OMG this looks AMAZING! Brussel sprouts are my favorite – just devoured two plates last night at a local restaurant. This is going in the recipe file for sure!

    1. I do balsamic alot too, but needed to switch things up a bit!T The recipe was originally going to only be the bacon on top, but then the brown sugar sitting next to the oven called out to me!

  2. These sound amazing. I’ve never heard of cooking them with brown sugar and bacon and I’m definitely going to be making these asap!
    ♡ Julia |

    1. I normally like to use the bacon instead of olive oil to cook my brussels sprouts {more flavor}, and the brown sugar just called my name when I was putting this recipe together. I hope you do try it and report back!

  3. Brussel sprouts have really burst on the scene this year. We love them and roast them ever chance we get. I want to try them in a salad as well!

  4. This brussels sprouts recipe looks too good! Brussel sprouts are one of the few green items my kids will eat so I will have to try this recipe… thanks for sharing!

  5. I wish I had read this earlier today. I’ve got brussel sprouts in the oven now, just not with the brown sugar and bacon. Can’t wait to try these.

    1. You should, and you should roast them. They are not as scary like people have made them out to be. Only scary when you steam them 😉

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