Roasted Brussels Sprouts

“In our continued efforts to inspire holiday sides we have Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Thyme. As children, brussels get a bad rap. Every cartoon and television program show children pushing the delectable little cabbages to the dog or simply turning their noses up without even trying them. Truth be told: it wasn’t until my early twenties that I tried them and consequently, I never looked back. The addition of bacon, which makes everything better, and savory thyme pushes this dish over the top. Andi and I went from making them only on special occasions to making them every chance we get. 

This recipe will make enough for four side portions.” – Joe 


  • 1 pound brussell sprouts – bottom trimmed and halved
  • 1 medium shallot – peeled and small diced
  • 1 Tablespoon thyme – chopped
  • 4 strips bacon – cut into pieces
  • 0.25 cup white wine


  1. Place the bacon pieces in a large sauté pan over medium heat and render the fat out of the bacon. Drain into a plate lined with paper towels.
  2. Add some organic olive oil to the same pan and turn it up to medium-high heat and place the brussels into it. Roast them on all sides, tossing with a wooden spoon for approximately five minutes or until they turn a golden brown color and soften.
  3. Add the diced shallots and chopped thyme and toss.
  4. Add the white wine and cover immediately with a lid.
  5. Turn the heat down to low and allow the brussels to steam for about another three-to-four minutes. Remove the lid and season with salt and pepper,.
  6. Add the bacon back to the pan.
  7. Stir and plate.


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