Baked Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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A no-mess, sheet pan side dish that transforms into a colorful salad loaded with tons of roasted vegetables, topped with bacon, walnuts and tossed in a low carb balsamic dressing.

Bacon & Roasted Brussels Ingredients

  • 12 slices bacon
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and sliced in half
  • 1 pound asparagus, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup trimmed green beans, fresh or frozen
  • 1/3 cup walnuts

Balsamic Dressing Ingredients

Baked Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Directions

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Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Recipe

grabbing roasted vegetables with tongs

Are you trying to find a recipe that is keto diet friendly but doesn’t lack flavor? My roasted bacon and brussels sprouts recipe can help you. This recipe is designed to be mess free, quick, and flavorful. This baked brussels with bacon recipe is perfect for busy households. Serve as a main dish with the option of adding grilled chicken or serve as a side dish.

The bacon and brussels sprouts get best served as a vibrant side or main dish at the dinner table on warm nights. And can get served hot or cold and still be tasty. Brussels sprouts provide a good source of vitamin K, which plays a high role in any diet.

How did I come up with my baked bacon and brussels sprouts recipe? Well, the inspiration came from a recipe that my mom had found in a Costco magazine where they used champagne vinegar and honey in the dressing. I keep the portions in line with a low carb or keto lifestyle.

If brussels sprouts aren’t for you, exchange them with some green beans, asparagus, or even mix the vegetables together. Merely roast your vegetables and top with some crumbled bacon, garnish with some chopped walnuts and drizzle over some low carb balsamic dressing.

If you don’t want to use walnuts, pecans can be used as a substitute. Consider adding cranberries too!

I find that bacon gives this dish a smidge of saltiness and savory flavor that it needs and really elevates eating brussels sprouts to a whole other level. This dish pairs beautifully with a light salad.

roasted brussels spouts, asparagus and bacon close up

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Why are oven roasted brussels sprouts better than pan fried? Not only does the brussels sprout caramelize a lot better and taste more delicious in this bacon roasted brussels sprouts recipe. But roasting also helps remove the bitterness flavor that you typically find in brussels sprouts.

The bacon fat also helps the roasted brussels sprout with caramelizing. As when the crispy bacon cooks. It releases the fat and adds delicious bacon-infused flavor to the baked brussels sprouts.

Balsamic Dressing

When it comes to balsamic dressing, I prefer to make my own. My balsamic dressing is perfect for diets that include low carbs, and it is also keto approved. However, I do use a sugar-free sweetener in the balsamic dressing recipe. Make sure you don’t get balsamic glaze as that will have added sugars.

But, if you’re looking for balsamic dressing options that don’t have any sugar and very minimal carbs. Try using apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar or even champagne vinegar for this baked brussels and bacon recipe.

Olive oil is added for more flavor and to balance out the vinegar.

ingredients like asparagus, brussels sprouts, green beans, walnuts and bacon for a sheet pan recipe on a tray

Are Brussels Sprouts Keto?

When it comes to a keto diet, baked brussels sprouts are entirely keto friendly. They are also gluten-free and are even low in carbs. Roasted Brussels sprouts also possess so many great health benefits that many foods don’t. These health benefits include providing a high source of vitamin K. These crispy brussels sprouts are rich in fiber and even is a good source of antioxidants, to name a few.

There are around 5 grams net carbs in 100grams or 3.5 oz of brussels sprouts.

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