Happy Sunday! Coming at you this evening with these yummy roasted gluten-free bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts! These are perfect for a holiday gathering or even a girls night, served with wine and cheese and a few other appetizers.
How was your weekend? The weather here is just crazy. It’s been raining then snowing then back to raining again in Indiana. Today was the first day in awhile where the sun was shining most of the day!
But weather should never stop you from developing recipes! Which it did not!
I LOVE Brussels sprouts. I love them most during the holidays, specifically during Thanksgiving. How about you? When do you love making Brussels sprouts?
My holiday recipe is simple and so savory. It’s a basic Brussels sprouts recipe with bacon, but I use the stove top to cook the cabbage as well as the oven. So, both. You can find my gluten-free roasted Brussels sprouts recipe here.
Now, THESE are gluten-free bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts, and are a bit different. For one, they’re served as an appetizer, rather than as a side dish along side the turkey. Two, the bacon isn’t cut up and mixed in with the cabbage. It’s wrapped around it. Which adds so much flavor to each bite.
How to Prepare Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts?
- First, wash your large Brussels sprouts, then cut the stems off and peel off the outer layer.
- Next, cut in half length wise, then one more time if the Brussels sprout is large.
- Roast them in olive oil, Kosher salt and ground peppercorn for approximately 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
- Then take them out of the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes.
- Take raw bacon slices and cut in half, length wise. Then cut width wise to make two or three individual slices.
- Wrap these around each roasted Brussels sprout by laying the strip down, placing the Brussels sprout portion round side down on top, wrapping each end around till they meet, then turning the Brussel sprout over with the bacon wrapped around it, flat side down, on a sided baking sheet.
- Bake them all for another 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Then, switch to broil and broil them for approximately one minute. This will crisp the bacon and char any portion of the fat that’s needed. (Don’t go over one minute, or your Brussels sprouts will really burn!)
The outer layer of the sprouts will be charred, which I LOVE love love. BUT, if you don’t like that, you can simply peel those small pieces away. But seriously, try them a bit charred. It’s the best.
I really hope you love this recipe! So, be sure to comment below if you love making these. Keep in mind you’ll want to serve these as individual appetizers. And if you want a dip, you can mush up some avocado and add lime juice and garlic powder to it. Then stir it up and that can be a great dip for these!
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Gluten-Free Bacon Wrapped Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- 10 ounces fresh large Brussels sprouts approximately 15-20 sprouts, halved, then cut into fourths if needed.
- 4 pieces raw gluten-free bacon each piece sliced in half length wise, then all slices cut in half once width wise. This will make about 16 slices to wrap for each Brussel sprout.
- good California olive oil for coating sprouts
- Kosher salt and ground peppercorn to taste
- good balsamic vinegar (just a few dashes) optional, to coat Brussels sprouts before roasting
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Lay cut Brussels sprouts evenly over a foiled baking sheet that is sided. Add about 2 tablespoons (or more if desired) to sprouts, then gently mix around with hands to coat.
- Add a few pinches of Kosher salt, ground peppercorn, and balsamic vinegar (optional), then mix to coat.
- Roast in oven for approximately 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool for about 5-10 minutes, or until you are able to handle.
- Taking each sprout and bacon strip one at a time, wrap the bacon around each Brussel sprout piece. You want to lay the bacon strip down, then place the Brussels sprout piece on top of it, flat side UP. Wrap each bacon end around until it touches on the flat side of the Brussels sprout. Then turn it over and place the flat side down on the foiled try to roast.
- Once finished assembling all sprouts, place back in oven for about 15 more minutes.
- Once the allotted time has been reached, set oven to broil on high. Broil for approximately one minute and no more. You want char, but not burnt.
- Remove from oven and let cool. Place on serving trays and display as appetizers. For a dip, you can smush an avocado, add garlic powder and lime juice, and smash until smooth and creamy. Put this in a bowl on the side to use as dip. To spice it up, add a pinch or two of Cayenne pepper.