Do you shy away from purchasing brussel sprouts at the farmers market or grocery because you have no idea what to do with them? That was me just a few months ago, but then I decided to give them a try and I am so glad I did! Brussel sprouts taste amazing and are good for you too. Did you know that brussel sprouts contain sulforaphane (which is a natural chemical that helps ward off cancer) and a good helping of vitamin C and Vitamin K too? These little mini cabbages may look a little funny, but give them a try using my recipe shown below and I think you may be able to look past their appearance.
Bacon and Cheese Brussel Sprouts Recipe
1 package fresh brussel sprouts
1 package bacon (try Door to Door Organics bacon – Its the best!) – Cooked
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 TBS olive oil
Begin by rinsing the brussel sprouts under luke warm water to clear any dirt debris.
Cut the end off the brussel sprout that attached it to the stalk.
Discard the stalk end.
Next, cut the brussel sprouts in half.
Cover your baking sheet with about 2 TBS olive oil and place your cut brussel sprouts in a single layer on top.
Place your brussel sprouts in the oven at 425 degrees, turning with a spatula every 5-10 minutes. After the first 10 minutes, add your cooked and chopped bacon to the pan and continue to bake.
Bake about 15-20 minutes or until the sprouts are browned and fork tender.
Sprinkle the top of the dish with sharp cheddar cheese and serve. Its so good! This dish also warms up lovely for a nice lunch the next day. The best part of this dish for me? My kids LOVE it and will always eat it up without complaint. They even ask for more. Now, I am not sure if my kids are just brainwashed and crazy or what, but it works and they eat them.
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<3 Dick and Jane