Crispy Baked Brussel Sprouts

I’ve been making brussel sprouts every week for over a year so if this recipe isn’t frickin’ good it’s not for lack of practice

Crispy Baked Brussel Sprouts

A no-fry, no-flip, simple sprout recipe that you'll be sure to come back to again and again
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked, Brussel sprouts, Crispy

Ingredients

  • 1 lb brussel sprouts, halved
  • 1 tbsp olive oil just enough to lightly coat your sprouts
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 3 slices bacon

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425
  • Toss your halved brussel sprouts with olive oil to lightly coat, salt, and pepper
  • Place your sprouts on a baking sheet, cut-side down
  • Scattered chopped bacon on top of the sprouts
  • Bake for 25 minutes

Notes

You may want to check your sprouts around 22 minutes. Some oven cook hotter than others and therefore your sprouts may begin to brown earlier than the 25 minute mark. 
I try to use just enough oil to coat the sprouts without using too much. I find that they crisp up better with a “less is more” approach to oil. 
I use my hands to toss the sprouts, oil, and salt and pepper. This ensures they are evenly coated. 
A lot of recipes call for flipping the sprouts halfway through. I find this step unnecessary so I have omitted it from this recipe. You are welcome to open the hot oven halfway through cooking and blast yourself in the face with that hot sprout air though. Be my guest! 

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