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Baked Brussel Sprouts With Bacon – learn how to make the perfect oven roasted Brussel sprouts with just a few simple ingredients in 30 minutes. How to prepare and how long to bake Brussel sprouts to make them taste delicious.

Charred Baked Brussel Sprouts in a bowl

It is not a secret if you have been following for a while – I love Brussel Sprouts. You can find a lot of recipes using Brussel sprouts on my blog, but today’s Baked Brussel Sprouts recipe is the most basic and simple way to make them.

Since I’m on a low-carb diet, I’ve been cooking with Brussels sprouts often. Just keep in mind you need to be cautious with the portions – one Brussel sprout has one net carb. These Baked Brussel Sprouts With Bacon are perfect for a low-carb snack, side dish, to add to salads or even breakfast.

Brussels sprouts are super vegetables, that are rich in vitamin K, B6, iron, potassium and magnesium.

Bitter Taste of Brussel Sprouts:

Why people dislike Brussels sprouts? I agree that you either like or dislike these little mini cabbages, but sometimes  the problem comes from the way you prep and cook them.

Brussel sprouts tend to taste bitter. Even though farmers have been trying to solve the problem by breeding a vegetable with less bitter components, but I’ve found that organic Brussels still taste bitter. These baked Brussel Sprouts don’t, because they are baked at high temperature and fully cooked on the inside.

  • By baking Brussel sprouts at a higher temperature, until they are pretty tender, the bitterness almost disappears.
  • You can also add some (1/2 tsp) brown sugar (if you consume sugar) or low-carb sweetener to the vegetables before baking. This will reduce the bitterness but also make Brussles sprouts taste a little sweet.
  • Adding balsamic vinegar or Parmesan cheese as toppings could reduce the bitterness of Brussels sprouts.
Baked Brussel Sprouts With Bacon in a bowl

What ingredients do you need to make Baked Brussel B

prouts in the oven?

  • Brussel sprouts
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • olive oil
  • cooked bacon (optional)
  • lemon juice (optional)

I only used salt and pepper to season them in this recipe, but you can also use garlic powder and paprika if you’d like. A tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and soy sauce could also be added to the Brussels Sprouts before baking.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts in a bowl

How to choose Brussel sprouts at the store (or Farmer’s Market)?

Choose smaller sprouts with bright green color.

Leaves should be intact and not be starting to yellow or darken.

How to bake Brussel sprouts?

  1. Choose and purchase your Brussel sprouts.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  3. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  4. Cut off the outer brown ends and remove any yellow outer leaved. Discard them.
  5. Cut Brussels sprouts in half, lengthwise.
  6. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.
  7. Spread the sprouts on the baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes until tender and fully cooked. Check on then every 7 minutes, to prevent burning.
  8. In a pan cook bacon. Cut into small bites. Add on top of the Brussels sprouts.
  9. Drizzle with lemon juice (optional).

How long to bake Brussel sprouts in the oven for?

Bake Brussel Sprouts cut in half in the oven at 425 F for 25-30 minutes until charred and tender.

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Charred Baked Brussel Sprouts in a bowl
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Baked Brussel Sprouts With Bacon

The Best Baked Brussel Sprouts With Bacon – learn how to make the perfect oven roasted Brussel sprouts with just a few simple ingredients in 30 minutes. How to prepare and how long to bake Brussel sprouts to make them taste delicious.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4



  • 2 cups Brussel sprouts
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 stripes bacon, cooked, chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice, optional


  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
    Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or generously grease with cooling spray.
  • Cut off the brown ends of the Brussels sprouts, remove any yellow or dark leaves and cut in half.
  • Place Brussel sprouts in a bowl and season with salt, pepper and olive oil.
  • Place on the baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes until tender and charred.
  • Check on the Brussel Sprouts every 7-8 minutes to prevent burning.
  • Serve topped with bacon and lemon juice.


Calories: 85kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 306mg, Potassium: 171mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 330IU, Vitamin C: 38.9mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Hi! I'm Mira.

I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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  1. I enjoy going to the Farmers Market here and get upset when i can’t. Trying new recipes with some of your suggestions and products is wonderful. I am getting my husband to eat more veggies and gluten free products. Won’t do the pizza, but does eat the pasta. Thank you Amy’s for making such good food for us!! Really love the macaroni and cheese.

  2. This is pretty similar to the way I make my alfredo, and it’s probably my favorite dinner that I have ever posted! I haven’t done it without scraping the cooked squash though–I will definitely have to give it a try!