Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar and Bacon

Oven Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar and Bacon

Looking for a fried Brussels sprouts recipe?  Try cooking Brussels sprouts in the oven as an alternative.  With just a few pinches of other ingredients here and there they taste outstanding and are extremely healthy.  If I’m craving some meat I sometimes like to try my Brussels Sprouts with bacon, a combination that didn’t make much sense to me until I tasted the two together: amazing!!  I’ve never looked back.  You can try pancetta with Brussels sprouts as another option, it gives a slightly different taste that some may prefer.


Oven Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar

Eating Brussels Sprouts with balsamic Vinegar is something I really recommend.  The color comes out to be a beautiful, darker brown and more importantly they taste even better.  The sweetness of the balsamic vinegar taste compliments the Brussels sproutsstrong taste.  If a family member says they don’t like this veggie, try adding balsamic vinegar next time and see what they say.  It also makes them a little bit softer which many people prefer.


 baked Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts Health Benefits

Before getting into the recipe I’d like to take a quick moment to go over some of the health benefits of Brussels sprouts.  They are in the cruciferous vegetable family but don’t get nearly the amount of press as kale.  It’s too bad, as Brussels sprouts help lower the risk of cancer in a big way.  From managing diabetes to stronger bones Brussels sprouts help in many different areas of health, with hefty amounts of vitamin K, vitamin C, and 10% or more of vitamin A, vitamin B-6.


Eating cruciferous vegetables could add years to your life, but we aren’t always in the mood for a leafy vegetable salad.  Brusselssprouts shape, texture and taste are so different, it really mixes things up.  The best way to keep up your vegetable intake is to make your taste buds satisfied by eating a nice variety of veggies with new, tasty ways to prepare them.

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts versus Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts

Whether to use the oven to cook Brussels sprouts or pan frying Brussels sprouts is a question that has come up a few times, and like many other vegetables I like to prepare them both ways.  Brussels sprouts are thicker than many other vegetables so similar to carrots I prefer to put them in the oven with nice seasoning so they can roast and pick up the accompanying flavors and juices.  Roasting vegetables in the oven is a healthy way to go, so if you enjoy the taste of oven roasted Brussels sprouts I’d recommend to continue doing that.  Most important is that you continue to eat as many vegetables as you can, so frying veggies, baking veggies or steaming veggies are all great choices in my book!

Oven Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Author: Posh Journal
  • 1 Lb Brussels sprouts cut into halves
  • 1 - 2 slices of bacon chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled and minced
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • salt/pepper to taste
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Coat the bottom of pan with olive oil, then put sprouts cut side down in a single layer on the pan.
  2. Add chopped bacon, garlic, sprinkle with salt/pepper, red pepper flakes and onion powder.
  3. Roast until sprouts are tender (for about 20 minutes).
  4. Taste the sprouts and add salt/pepper if necessary. Place sprouts in a bowl, add balsamic vinegar and stir. Serve and enjoy!


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  • Reply
    Jan 18, 2016 at 1:39 am

    This looks so delicious. Bacon and balsamic vinegar go well together. I’d love to try this.

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    Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    Jan 18, 2016 at 3:24 am

    Oh yummy! Brussels sprouts are my favorite veggie as it is, but then add some bacon and BAM you just made them better.

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    TravellingBookJunkie (@t_bookjunkie)
    Jan 18, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Brussel sprouts – you either love them or hate them! I love them but do sometimes wish I could be more adventurous with my cooking of them. Perhaps this is a place to start.

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    Jan 18, 2016 at 8:51 am

    My friend made these for Thanksgiving and let me just say they are of this world! I hate brussels sprouts but frying bacon and balsamic vinegar in it I’m all for it.

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    Jan 18, 2016 at 8:51 am

    I make these a lot, but haven’t tried it with red pepper flakes. Will have to try that one night with a nice Sauvignon Blanc! Mmmm spice it up a bit. It’s not even eleven in the morning here and already I’m craving brussels sprouts now haha!

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    Jan 18, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Roasting is better than frying. Some food turns out more flavorful that way, and much less fat. Pinning the recipe. I’ll make some of these soon.

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    tara pittman
    Jan 18, 2016 at 9:06 am

    I love brussles sprouts and these look so good. I have some in the fridge waiting to be roasted.

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    Julie Syl Kalungi
    Jan 18, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Go lots left over from crimbo. time to oven roast my brussel sprouts with some zing…never thought to add vinegar or bacon to them yummm 🙂

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    Jan 18, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    That dish looks amazing! Brussel sprouts have never been my favorite, but I saw your recipe on a cooking show and they said that even if you do not like these when they are steamed you will love them roasted.

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    Ana De Jesus
    Jan 18, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    I love Brussel Sprouts but I would have mine without the bacon as I am a veggie.

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    Megan Elford
    Jan 18, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    I think I’ve been missing out. I’ve never fried OR oven baked our brussels sprouts! I’ve only ever boiled them *face palm*. I’m going to try this recipe the next time I make them!

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    Amanda || Growing Up Madison
    Jan 18, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I’m not a fan of brussel sprouts but I wonder if I try it this way if I’d like it. After all everything is better with bacon right?

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    Terri Ramsey Beavers
    Jan 18, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    These look really good and I’d live to try them one day this week. I’ve always loved brussels sprouts for as long as I can remember and so does my daughter.

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    Liz Mays
    Jan 18, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    What a tasty way to prepare Brussels sprouts. I have to try making these as a side dish. They look great.

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    April Mims
    Jan 18, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    I’ve been trying to find a way to like Brussels sprouts but haven’t found a recipe beyond just ok. I’m sure bacon will make it better.

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    Chrystal | Nevermore Lane
    Jan 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Oh yummy! I was just talking about roasting up some Brussels sprouts the other day. I wanted to do something different with them. Thanks tor this awesome recipe. I will have to try it as its perfect for my low carb eating.

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    Erica Brooks
    Jan 18, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Brussel sprouts are one of may favorite vegetables. I’ll definitely give this recipe a try.

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    travel blogger
    Jan 18, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    These look really good, and I am not even a fan of Brussel sprouts. I would totally make this for dinner.

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    Miles Basilio
    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Yummy! I am in the process of looking for new recipes. I’ll bookmark and try this in the weekend.

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    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Yum! I don’t really like brussels sprouts, but bacon makes everything better.

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    Jan 18, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    These looks delicious. I have started trying oven baked recipes. Thanks for sharing

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    Jan 18, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    I love brussels sprouts!!! This looks like an awesome new (to me) way to cook them!! YUM!!

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    Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey
    Jan 18, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Oh wow, I haven’t cooked brussels sprouts this way before! This looks so delicious and appealing, I have to try this very soon!

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    Jan 18, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Honestly i never try brussels and it looks good when it toasted. looks like i wanna try this for my hubby

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    Jan 19, 2016 at 2:00 am

    We don’t have brussels sprouts in the local market. We only have the regular-sized cabbages that we cook the Chinese way. 🙂 Now I’m curious if it tastes the same. This dish looks like one that my mom will cook for a comforting meal.

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    Rebecca Swenor
    Jan 19, 2016 at 4:10 am

    We love brussels sprouts cooked anyway so this recipe I would try for sure. I would probably leave out the vinegar though because I don’t like it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    Chubskulit Rose
    Jan 19, 2016 at 5:21 am

    I have not tried preparing brussel sprouts. This sounds like a great one to try.

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    Bites for Babies
    Jan 19, 2016 at 5:54 am

    I can attest to the fact that over-roasted Brussels sprouts are DELICIOUS!!! I make them all the time! I love adding fresh dill or curry powder.

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    Jaime Nicole
    Jan 19, 2016 at 7:16 am

    This looks like such a great blend of flavors. I would love to try this recipe out for my family – I am sure it would be a hit.

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    Ann Bacciaglia
    Jan 19, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I have not had Brussels sprouts since i was a little girl. These look so delicious and easy to make. I am going to try this recipe on the weekend. I bet my family will love it.

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    Jan 19, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I love roasted brussels sprouts! I have to make one again and this time around, I am going to try your recipe. Yum!

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    Jan 19, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Brussel sprouts and bacon seems a good combo! Thanks for sharing

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    Jan 19, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    This looks delicious! I tried brussel sprouts for the first time not long ago. My husband loves them. I think this recipe would be amazing!

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    Barb Camp
    Jan 19, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    I ❤️Brussels sprouts! Yours look fabulous.

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    Jan 19, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Omg I so need to give this a try!!! I’m balsamic anything obsessed!!! Pure delicousness!

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    Jan 20, 2016 at 4:29 am

    I love Brussel sprouts. We just had some the other night, I normally just use vinegar but can’t wait to try your recipe.

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    Claudia krusch
    Jan 20, 2016 at 6:05 am

    What a great way to prepare Brussels sprouts! I have to try making it as a side dish!

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    Jan 20, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Brussels sprouts has always been one of my favorites, but I haven’t had it for ages. Maybe that shall change sometime soon!

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    Yona Williams
    Jan 21, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables, and yet, I really don’t eat enough at home. This dish looks absolutely appetizing!

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    Krystal @ Sunny Sweet Days
    Jan 22, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I have never been able to enjoy brussel sprouts but this might be the most awesome recipe for me to try! I LOVE bacon and balsamic as a combo in my salads, so I bet I would enjoy it prepared this way. I certainly need to eat more greens and this is the way to do it!

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    Jan 25, 2016 at 4:51 am

    I think this is the one way I’d want to eat brussel sprouts, it has bacon which is delicious. And balsamic is even more delicious.

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    Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen
    Feb 5, 2016 at 3:32 am

    These looks delicious! can you believe I haven’t tried Brussel Sprouts yet?? There are only frozen ones here.

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