Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pomegranate Seeds

A few nuggets about today, right now, this moment (it will pay off to read this entire paragraph): It has been almost a month since we've been in our new house. The sickness that has cycled through our family a couple times seems to have dissipated. We still don't have a dryer and I just spread my 100th load of laundry on our basement floor to dry. The weather is BEYYYYOND gorgeous. I love my dear friend who just came over for coffee. I can't wait to share my next couple of recipes. I will send a free 2017 Pip and Ebby calendar to the person who leaves the most interesting comment on this post (my discretion; be funny, wise or both!).

What is it about Brussels sprouts that makes them so delicious? They are a rather simple little veggie. They have been one of my faves since as far back as I can remember. I picked up a few pounds of them at the store the other day and thought they would go well with my recent food obsession, the pomegranate. I added bacon to the mix because what doesn't bacon go well with? And wow. This delicious little treat can act as a salad, side, party food or snack. Or an addition to eggs in the morning!

I hope you enjoy this one! Have a wonderful week, friends!

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pomegranate Seeds

Super simple dish that can act as a side, salad or winter party dish!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Nov 8, 2016

Serves: 4-6

Total time: 45 min

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Ingredients:

  • 8 strips bacon
  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, halved
  • Seeds from 1/2 of a pomegranate
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and turn up edges.
  2. Place bacon in a single layer on prepared baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove bacon (leave grease) and place on a cutting board. Add Brussels sprouts to pan and toss in grease. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Chop bacon and add to Brussels sprouts, along with pomegranate seeds. Toss and spread into a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for an additional 10 minutes and serve immediately!