These roasted balsamic Brussels sprouts are absolutely delicious. Baked with dried cranberries, bacon and walnuts, they are a healthy, Whole30 side dish everyone will love. They’re also paleo, gluten-free and low carb, and a really easy and tasty way to get vegetables on the table. With only 5 ingredients and 30 minutes, this is sure to be your go-to method for cooking brussels sprouts!
Whole30 Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts Ingredients
This easy Whole30 veggie recipe only requires 5 ingredients: Brussels sprouts, bacon, dried cranberries, walnuts and balsamic vinegar. For the bacon, you’ll want to make sure you’re using a sugar-free type if you’re making these Whole30 (find Whole30 compatible bacon brands here). You’ll also want to do the same with the dried cranberries by making sure they aren’t sweetened with sugar. There’s many brands available now that are only sweetened with apple juice.
The balsamic in this recipe is just enough to give it the right amount of flavor and almost a glaze sort of feel. It doesn’t take much, so the Brussels sprouts don’t taste like vinegar at all. Whole30 compatible balsamic vinegar (without added sulfites) is widely available at most major grocery stores, such as Target, Walmart and Fresh Thyme, or for a discount from Thrive Market.
How to Prep and Cook Balsamic Brussels with Bacon
Preparing this recipe couldn’t be easier. You’ll first preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. The best part about this recipe is that you only have to spend a few minutes halving the Brussels sprouts and chopping the bacon. I do this with kitchen scissors to make it go even faster! Once your brussels are halved, add them to a sheet pan, and then add on the dried cranberries and walnuts.
Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the ingredients on the sheet pan and then just simply toss to coat! Lay everything out into an even layer. I like to move the bacon pieces around a bit after tossing so that some of them are on top of the Brussels – it gives them such great flavor! Place your sheet pan into the oven and bake it for 35 minutes, or 40 minutes if you’d like everything a bit more crispy.
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- 1 pound Brussels sprouts
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries (no added sugar)
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 4 slices uncooked bacon, chopped
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Wash and cut Brussels sprouts in halves
- Place them on a baking sheet and add cranberries, walnuts and bacon
- Drizzle with balsamic. Toss to coat and evenly distribute ingredients
- Bake for 35-40 minutes depending on preference of how roasted the Brussels are
- Optional (not Whole30/Paleo): Add 1/4-1/3 cup of parmesan in the last 5 minutes of baking
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