Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Drizzled with tangy balsamic, tossed with savory bacon, slightly sweetened with brown sugar: these simple, crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Balsamic are the perfect side dish for any meal!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword roasted brussel sprouts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 201kcal
Author Erica


  • 4-5 slices thick-cut applewood smoked bacon cut into pieces
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts quartered
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar optional


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  • Cut bacon into bite-sized pieces and place in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes in preheated oven until crispy but not overcooked.
  • While bacon is cooking, cut sprouts in half lengthwise, then half them again to create quarters. Place in a bowl with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  • When bacon in done, transfer to paper towel-lined plate to drain. Arrange sprouts in a single layer on same baking sheet. Roast 20-30 minutes, turning sprouts every 10 minutes or so to help even cooking, until tender and browned.
  • Remove from oven and add bacon back to pan, arranging it evenly with sprouts. Sprinkle brown sugar over sprouts, if using, then return to oven and roast another 6-8 minutes until sugar is caramelized.
  • Cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!


Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 493mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 96.4mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.7mg