Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Ina, I love you. The Barefoot Contessa was the inspiration for my roasted brussels sprouts that we happily devoured for dinner a couple nights ago. Roasting these little powerhouse packages of nutrients gives them a whole new level of flavor; rich with a touch of sweetness from the roasting.

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Fresh brussels sprouts, halved
Bacon
Salt & Pepper

Preheat oven to 400º.
Lay bacon slices in a shallow baking pan (11×17) and bake until done. Remove bacon but leave enough bacon fat in the pan to coat the brussel sprouts. Spread brussel sprouts out evenly in pan, stirring to coat the sprouts with the bacon fat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake about 20 minutes.

Crumble bacon and stir into sprouts when they’re done.

You can leave them whole, just cook another 15 minutes or so.

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