Brussels Sprouts CAN be Incredible!


When I was a kid I refused to eat Brussels sprouts.  We did not have the wide array of fresh produce in the supermarkets that we all enjoy now.  My mom would serve Brussels sprouts from the frozen package with a “cheese” sauce on them.  It is just how it was done at that time.  One of the things that I have learned over the years is that by roasting produce, you pull out and concentrate the sugars giving vegetables like Brussels sprouts a sweet instead of strong flavor.  If you haven’t tried Brussels sprouts in a while, I invite you to give them a whirl for your Thanksgiving dinner.  Try mine with BACON and a balsamic reduction and you may have a new favorite!  Enjoy!

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic

1 ½ pounds of Brussels sprouts, timed and cut in half

2 tablespoons olive oil

5 strips of bacon cooked and crumbled

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Toss Brussels sprouts with olive oil and salt and pepper on a baking sheet.  Place in the oven and roast about 20-25 minutes until they are tender.  Meanwhile reduce balsamic by half in a very small sauce pan over medium heat.  Remove Brussels sprouts from oven and toss with bacon and balsamic and serve.


About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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2 Responses to Brussels Sprouts CAN be Incredible!

  1. Phyllis Davis says:

    Great add ons for those sprouts!! Thanks much!

    Phyllis Davis

    Sent from my i phone

    Davis and Skirvin Team Ebby Halliday, Realtors


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