Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Brussels sprouts are like the hipster vegetable. They’re cool because they’ve always been so UNcool. It’s ironic.

Although hipsters are technically conformists within their own subculture, in comparison to the much larger mainstream mass, they are pioneers and leaders of the latest cultural trends and ideals. -Urban Dictionary

Except now, Brussels sprouts have become a thing.

Last year I kept trying to think about what would take off as the new “cupcake.” You know, the forgotten or under-appreciated food that would suddenly show up at all the restaurants. I mean, you couldn’t blink in 2012 or 2013 without seeing a cupcake of some kind at every restaurant, shop, party, event, wedding….

Not that I see Brussels sprouteries popping up around town like cupcakeries did.

{Right?}

Restaurants like Family Meal and Ayse Meze in Frederick, Md., have perfected roasted Brussels sprouts. They’re mouthwatering. Crave-worthy, even.

Brussels sprouts?! Yes.

Raw Brussels Sprouts

These beauties came in my last Hometown Harvest bag. They’re organic Brussels sprouts, perfectly green and completely unblemished. They were begging to be roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper.

And bacon.

Raw Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

On a lucky note {as I was dreaming of roasted Brussels sprouts} Pompeian sent me a bottle from their Varietals collection to try, made from the Arbequina olive.

The new, premium line of mono-varietal extra virgin olive oils celebrates the unique flavor profiles of single olive varieties and gives you the ability to learn the unique journey behind each bottle.

The Arbequina olive is native to the southern Mediterranean and the Middle East and grows on a small tree. It has an intense scent and flavor, with fresh fruitiness and unique exotic flavor reminiscent of green apple with a hint of spicy almond. It’s also a rich, deep golden color – beautiful! You can learn more at the Pompeian Tree to Bottle page.

Perfect for roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon, right?

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Indeed.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
 
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Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh Brussels sprouts (ends trimmed; cut in half)
  • ½ cup cooked bacon (crumbled)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Toss all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Feel free to add some of the bacon grease to the mix if you'd like. (I did.)
  3. Spread the Brussels sprouts mixture on a large sheet pan in one layer.
  4. Roast the Brussels sprouts with bacon for 40 minutes, stirring them up half-way through. They're done when the outsides are nice and crispy, and the insides are melt-in-your-mouth soft.
  5. Serve immediately.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian.

Hometown Harvest is a blog sponsor, which means I’m compensated for spreading the word about what they do, my experiences and the deliveries I get. Interested? Click here to learn more, and make sure to tell them I sent you. All opinions are my own!

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  2. So good, and so easy!!!

  3. I am not a fan of brussels sprouts and I am sure that anyone in my house would think I am crazy for bringing them in. I wish I could sample this to see if we would all like it! It does look yummy, and I am so tempted to try it!!

  4. Ok it looks great and I am sure it is easy to prepare, and it has bacon…. I am doing it this week

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