Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon (Gluten-Free)

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I’m going to share something good. You can write me a thank you card later. Since, we’re obviously BFF’s, I am going to share this recipe for roasted brussels sprouts with bacon. Why oh why, do brussels sprouts get a bad rap? Is it because they tasted aweful or is it because people didn’t cook them right. I don’t know. But this roasted brussels sprouts recipe is where it’s at. In fact, I roasted two pounds of the stuff last night as I was fine tuning the recipe. My family pretty much inhaled it in one sitting. The nerve!

When that happens, I know that I’m on to something good. This brussels sprouts recipe is dairy free and gluten-free but, unlike many of the recipes on this blog it is not vegetarian or vegan. Side note…as of writing this post, I’m neither vegan or vegetarian. It makes me smile that many of my readers think that I am. I’m just a fruit loving, pro veggie eating equal opportunity omnivore. Comically, I realized that I eat more fruits and vegetables than my non-meat eating vegetarian and vegan friends. In that breath, at least 70 percent of recipes I write fall into the vegetarian or vegan category.

Roasted brussels sprouts with smokey bacon. This side won't last at your next holiday gathering. Naturally gluten free and dairy free.

And as of three years ago, those recipes are also gluten free. Go back any further than that and you’ll get your fill of gluten.

If you’re looking some delicious vegetarian and or vegan recipes, try my roasted tomato and red pepper soup, orange rosemary sweet potatoes or my kale frittata. Just omit the cheese in the last recipe and you can make it dairy free as well.

But I digress.

Obviously, you can make this recipe vegan if you wanted to. In fact, most times that I cook brussel sprouts, absolutely no bacon is involved. But when Thanksgiving comes around, we like to play “dress up” and go all out.

Roasted brussels sprouts with bacon is one the easiest meals to make and it feeds a crowd too. It’s the perfect dish for your Thanksgiving, Christmas/Holiday table or your “I’m just in the mood to eat whatever I want” recipe. 

Try the roasted brussels sprouts recipe and discover why it’s one of my absolute favorites. 

Are you ready for something good.


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A tasty roasted brussels sprouts recipe with crispy bacon.

  • Author: Lisa Leslie-Williams
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 6-8 1x



2 pounds brussels sprouts (bottom trimmed and cut in half)

4 strips cooked crispy bacon

3 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp sea salt

2 tbsp wild honey


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Put brussels sprouts, pepper, salt, oil, honey and cooked bacon in resealable plastic bag.

Shake well.

Put in baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes turning halfway through.

Put broiler on “high” and cook for 5 minutes more.

See how hard it is to leave leftovers.


This roasted brussels sprouts recipe is dairy and gluten free.

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