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Roasted Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe

This deeply delicious recipe is a surefire way to get my husband to enjoy Brussels sprouts. Between the roasted flavor of the veggies and smoky, crisp bacon, it will convert even the pickiest eater. —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound fresh cauliflowerets (about 7 cups), thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a very large bowl, toss Brussels sprouts and cauliflower with oil, pepper and salt. Transfer to two greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans.
  • 2. Roast 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Transfer to a serving bowl. Just before serving, add bacon and drizzle with vinaigrette; toss to coat. Yield: 10 servings.

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[email protected] User ID: 1665956 265859
Reviewed May. 11, 2017

"Made this with the Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower and also sliced carrots. We don't care for vinegar, or vinegarette, so I used Italian salad dressing instead. Pretty good! Will make again!"

rebertsch User ID: 1409700 260659
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017

"My family loved this! Will make again for sure. I did omit the balsamic vinaigrette, as no one really cares for it, but added a tablespoon of the bacon grease with the bacon bits. You can never have to much bacon flavor!!"

Mrs Nancy User ID: 8974985 259189
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2017

"I enjoyed this side on Thanksgiving!!!! OMG. My daughter in law get's the credit for this one. It was fabulous!"

seasons4 User ID: 978190 245734
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2016

"I don't usually like to read reviews when someone has totally changed a recipe, but I didn't have any Brussels sprouts today. So, I used a head of cauliflower alone with the remaining ingredients amounts halved. Turned out great! I tasted the cauliflower straight out of the oven, and I actually liked it better without the balsamic vinaigrette. Grated Parmesan cheese was a nice addition right before serving. The grandkids even liked it!"

coffeemama_11 User ID: 4199086 241950
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"this is a 5 star dish!! so delicious, everyone loved it and wanted the recipe, I followed this recipe exactly and it turned out sooooo good, i did drain the bacon on papertowel but it was still somewhat greasy and i was worried it would be too greasy when cooked but no way the bacon fat adds such a great taste.. very easy to make and really does not take long at all, great dish for beginner cooks to impress"

mikerobinson User ID: 8181484 240286
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"5 star: this was an excellent dish, however I made a modification which I believe greatly enhanced this dish. I very thinly sliced 4 parsnips and added to the vegetables, leaving the rest of the recipe as is. Enjoyed many compliments on the dish!"

hchambers User ID: 7140928 237038
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2015

"Loved this! Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower are difficult to sell in my house but this was a hit. After roasting, I add them to the pan with the bacon and some of the reserved bacon fat and tossed it around a bit to really incorporate the bacon flavor into the dish. I will definitely make this again."

Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 227566
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2015

"This was good. I cut my vegetables larger than I think this recipe calls for. Next time I will at least double the baking time. I used Bragg's Vinaigrette instead of balsamic and I left off the bacon. I will make them again."

ghaus User ID: 7920052 223532
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015

"My family Loved this and I even went back for more and I have never been a Brussels sprout fan. It was equally as good the next day."

mrs.mark User ID: 5436322 223416
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2015

"Yummy! I would cut back on the balsamic vinegar a bit."

edwardmuller User ID: 5412000 223135
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2015

"Love this recipe! I've also used the same recipe for carrots, green beans and have added sliced onion to the dish. So good!"

Tamajm28 User ID: 5801811 221367
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2015

"I have yet to taste it since it is in the oven. My variation- I was marinating chicken breasts in balsamic dressing and cooking it separate- and then I thought, why not make it a meal. I threw the chicken on top over the veggies, covered it in foil and instant one dish meal!"

barbykue User ID: 7997683 217261
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015


GinnyMraz User ID: 5686917 195273
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2014

"where is the recipe for the vinaigrette?"

bjthedj User ID: 2720624 193500
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"Even my picky grand sons enjoyed this wonderful side dish."

markir User ID: 6765982 150417
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

"I did not have bacon so i made it without and it was delicious. My kids are not crazy about these veggies but they all liked it."

Mamasuejean User ID: 1786018 195079
Reviewed May. 23, 2014

"The cauliflower was good and so was the bacon and vinaigrette but the Brussels sprouts tasted just as bad as I remembered and will make the recipe again with different veggies."

[email protected] User ID: 6993142 192051
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

"I am always on the lookout for new sides that are simply prepared but make a tasty offering and great presentation. I love to cook but I work full-time. This one filled that bill! Roasting brought out the nutty flavors of the veggies and what does NOT taste good with bacon on it? LOL! The only thing I changed was not putting balsamic vinaigrette on the dish at the end--I simply didn't have any, so I drizzled another vinaigrette preparation on it. Frankly, though, I have gotten a bit tired of the balsamic vinegar thing anyway so I'll keep using what I already had on hand in the future. And I WILL be making this again (and again)."

maria1955 User ID: 7771914 111710
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

"made this for easter dinner, carefully following directions. cost $14 to make. was ok. won't make again."

susantmace User ID: 703891 133186
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2014

"made this today and it is as awesome as it looks"

LaurisPeralta User ID: 7760893 150416
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2014

"I will tray this recipe this Sunday."

RuthieB43 User ID: 7115494 195272
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

"This recipe is tasty, easy, delicious and healthy. I cut back on the oil and bacon and used a fat-free Whole Foods fig balsamic dressing and it was still excellent. Will make often...often."

Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 179372
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"Made this for supper tonight, & all my vegetable lovers thought it was a "keeper." I didn't have time to slice all the veggies, so I partially cooked them in the microwave, drained, tossed them with the oil mixture, & then roasted them. I left the spouts whole, & broke the head of cauliflower into florets. Baked for 30 minutes to get them tender. I also used Penzey's Muskego Ave. Seasoning in place of the salt & pepper. They'd sent me a sample with my last order & the label said it was good with broccoli, asparagus, etc., so tried it with this recipe. It was terrific! Like I said, I was in a hurry to get supper on the table. This was a delicious change from just steaming these vegetables!"

barbpriest User ID: 134843 212556
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

"Made this tonight for dinner really turned out well I would make this again my husband liked it too."

kayce11 User ID: 5849639 195077
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

"I made this last night for dinner and it was a hit. Will make it again and again."

dwilfer User ID: 6972953 184582
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"easy and delicious."

Adalton User ID: 1404869 117682
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

"Anything with bacon is okay in my books. I made this several times. One time I used cauliflower and broccoli. yummy, yum."

annrms User ID: 2649709 193499
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

"Yum! I made 1/3 of the recipe and used a little bacon fat and real bacon bits instead of regular bacon. easy to make!"

vewebber58 User ID: 998755 133002
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"Loved this! Even my picky son had second helpings! I made half of it, but other than that, made it just as written."

Beema User ID: 446601 195270
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"Yum. I needed to cut this down from 10 servings to 4, which worked just fine. Not being fond of balsamic, I used a Greek dressing instead, as a replacement for both the olive oil and the vinaigrette and that too, worked just fine. This is a keeper!"

zuppason User ID: 3879026 133001
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013


MaryThompson User ID: 831135 133000
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2013 Edited Dec. 25, 2013

"My family LOVED it! We don't eat brussel sprouts but know we should. easy to make, and the whole house smelled good when I was roasting the veggies. I added rosemary-garlic seasoning...My daughters boyfriend does NOT eat veggies of any kind...he asked for the recipe, said he'd eat that again. Great find! definetly a KEEPER! It's now a part of our Thanksgiving dinner by family request...

Adding.....Christmas is the third time I've made this recipe since 9/2013."

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