Bacon Honey Dijon Brussel Sprouts

Bacon Honey Dijon Brussel Sprouts is sweet Dijon sauce with bacon, brussel sprouts & topped with walnuts is tangy & addictive! Weight Watchers friendly- 2 SmartPoints!

 

Bacon Honey Dijon Brussel Sprouts is dijon sauce mixed with bacon, roasted brussel sprouts and topped with walnuts. Tangy, crispy, sweet, and addictive with every bite! Weight Watchers friendly recipe. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

Sometimes you eat a side dish that kind of takes over the whole meal and that’s all you dream about.  When this happens to me, I know the recipe I made is blog post worthy and needs to be share with y’all.  My Bacon Honey Dijon Brussel Sprouts are a decadent and delicious side dish worthy of being its own meal.  Honey Dijon sauce mixed with crispy bacon, roasted brussel sprouts and topped with walnuts is tangy, crispy, sweet, and addictive with every bite!  This is a Weight Watchers friendly recipe and 1 cup is 2 SmartPoints.

 

I’m always thinking of new ways to jazz up brussel sprouts.  I really LOVE brussel sprouts, I think aside from potatoes, this is my favorite vegetable.  So many possibility and so many different ways to turn this little gem of a vegetable into a unique recipe.  A while back, I posted a recipe for Sriracha Honey Brussel Sprouts and you’ve got to try that recipe too!  Sweet and spicy sauce coated over crisp brussel sprouts… what’s not to love?!

 

Healthy and full of flavor Sriracha Honey Brussel Sprouts are crispy and coated with a delicious sweet and spicy sauce. Perfect side dish for any meal! Weight Watcher friendly (3 SmartPoints).

 

I’m all about the sauce and brussel sprouts taste in their best form perfectly roasted and covered lightly in a decadent sauce.  One of my favorite quick sauces is a Dijon mustard mixed with honey.  Tangy Dijon mustard mixed with honey is a delicious combination that goes great with just about anything!  For this recipe, I took it a step further and made my own Dijon sauce with the addition of BACON.  Yes… bacon.  Seriously.  Everything is better with bacon.

   

 

Roasted brussel sprouts and crispy bacon are a great combination of flavors and textures!  I’ve tried several different methods for cooking brussel sprouts but roasting seems to work the best.  Roasted brussel sprouts are perfectly crisp on the outside, and soft on the side.  To roast brussel sprouts, the first step is to get the sprouts prepped properly.

 

 

Be sure to remove some of the outside leaves that seem wilted, then cut off the stem, and slice the sprouts in half.  I don’t recommend ever roasting them whole.  I actually watched a cooking challenge show on Food Network recently where a chef roasted brussel sprouts whole and the judges were horrified!  It’s best to slice them in half if you are going to roast them so they can cook properly.

 

 

Roast the brussel sprouts in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes until crispy, but not charred.

 

 

While the sprouts are roasting in the oven, it’s time to get started on bacon!  I’m a little picky about my bacon and have recently discovered Hormel’s Natural Choice Uncured Bacon.  This bacon has no preservatives or artificial ingredients and tastes so much better than any other bacon I’ve cooked at home.  Slice up the bacon along with shallot, garlic, and walnuts.

 

 

In a medium skillet, cook bacon for a few minutes.

 

 

To the same skillet, add olive oil and sauté the shallot for 5 minutes.  Add garlic and walnuts and sauté for another few minutes.  Remove from heat and let sit.  While the bacon is resting, it’s time to make the Dijon sauce!  To a small bowl, mix together red wine vinegar, honey, and Dijon mustard.  Once blended, add the bacon mixture.

 

After the brussel sprouts have finished roasting, add to a large bowl then top with the bacon Dijon sauce and mix well.  **Disclaimer: It might be hard not to just dive in and eat the whole bowl before you let anyone else have a bite 😉

 

Bacon Honey Dijon Brussel Sprouts-Dijon sauce mixed with bacon, roasted brussel sprouts & topped with walnuts is tangy, crispy, sweet, & addictive with every bite! Weight Watchers friendly. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

Bacon Honey Dijon Brussel Sprouts are a decadent and delicious side dish worthy of being its own meal.  Honey Dijon sauce mixed with crispy bacon, roasted brussel sprouts and topped with walnuts is tangy, crispy, sweet, and addictive with every bite!  Make this as a side, or serve as your main meal.  This makes for delicious left overs too!!  2 Weight Watchers SmartPoints for 1 cup!

 

These Bacon Honey Dijon Brussel Sprouts are tangy, crispy, sweet, & addictive with every bite! Weight Watchers friendly. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!

 

Serves 4, 1 Cup Per Serving

Bacon Honey Dijon Brussel Sprouts

2 SMARTPOINTS per serving

5 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Brussel Sprouts
  • 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil, divided
  • 2 Slices Uncured Bacon (I use Hormel Natural Choice Uncured Bacon)
  • 2 Tablespoons Walnuts
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • ¼ Red Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Honey
  • 2 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Remove any wilted leaves from brussel sprouts, then cut off stem.
  3. Cut brussel sprouts in half and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix brussel sprouts and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spread brussel sprouts into an even layer.
  6. Roast brussel sprouts for 30 to 35 minutes until crisp but not charred.
  7. Mince garlic and set aside,
  8. Mince shallot and set aside.
  9. Chop walnuts and set aside.
  10. Slice bacon into ½ inch pieces.
  11. Heat medium skillet over medium heat and cook bacon for 5 minutes.
  12. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil and onion. Sauté for 4 minutes.
  13. Add garlic and walnuts and cook 1 minute then remove from heat.
  14. In small bowl, mix vinegar, honey, and Dijon mustard. Add bacon mixture and mix well.
  15. In large bowl, mix sauce with roasted brussel sprouts.

Notes

Nutrition is based on the NEW Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.

NUTRITION: Serves 4, 1 Cup Per Serving- (2 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 70 FAT: 6.5 SATURATED FAT: 1.2 CARBS: 2 FIBER: 0.3 SUGARS: 1.6 PROTEIN: 1.8

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Marta Rivera
    August 1, 2017 at 11:04 am Me and brussel sprouts have a love/hate relationship! I'm going to try this to see if I can't come to a happy impasse. LOL! Thanks for sharing! Marta Rivera recently posted...Chèvre and Tomato Tart: A Meatless Summer DishMy Profile
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      Kristine
      August 2, 2017 at 6:21 pm Hopefully you will like this recipe... bacon and creamy dressing totally make these sprouts delicious!!
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    Caroline @ Love Cake Create
    August 1, 2017 at 11:13 am I'm not normally a fan of sprouts, but with the addition of all the other ingredients, this looks quite delicious!
    • Reply
      Kristine
      August 2, 2017 at 6:21 pm Oh the bacon and the sauce makes the brussel sprouts taste so good! Thank you Caroline :)
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    Crystal
    August 1, 2017 at 12:26 pm As someone who does not enjoy cooking it looks delicious, but too many steps for me. I bet it tastes amazing though! :)
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    Andrea Schwartz
    August 1, 2017 at 1:13 pm Oh my goodness, does this sound scrumptious! I love Brussels sprouts, especially the crispy, roasted outer parts. I'm going to be pinning this for later. Great recipe!
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      Kristine
      August 2, 2017 at 6:19 pm I love the crispy outer parts too! Thank you for pinning this recipe Andrea :)
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    Gabby
    August 1, 2017 at 6:26 pm These look AMAZING! I know lots of people can't stand Brussels sprouts but I LOVE them. This recipe sounds like it has an awesome flavor profile! Gabby recently posted...Product Review // Kat Von D Saint & Sinner Vox Box from InfluensterMy Profile
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      Kristine
      August 2, 2017 at 6:19 pm I was one of those people that hated brussel sprouts until I started roasting them! Thanks Gabby :)
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    Shannon
    August 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm You had me at bacon!! This looks fantastic. And it's paleo! Pinned for future reference, thanks!
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      Kristine
      August 2, 2017 at 6:18 pm I'm so glad that bacon is on the paleo list!! Thanks Shannon :)
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    Felicia @ The Starving Chef
    August 1, 2017 at 7:20 pm I loooooove brussel sprouts - and the honey dijon combo seals the deal.
    • Reply
      Kristine
      August 2, 2017 at 6:18 pm Such a great combo Felicia :)!!
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    Cyndi
    August 1, 2017 at 9:53 pm These look amazing! We LOVE brussel sprouts around here--will definitely be trying this!
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      Kristine
      August 2, 2017 at 6:17 pm Oh I bet you will love these then! Thanks Cyndi :)
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    whitney
    August 2, 2017 at 2:41 am I haven't had brussel sprouts in forever, but these sound AMAZING!! whitney recently posted...Live Love & Eat Local: Lexington Eats Week 2017 RecapMy Profile
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      Kristine
      August 2, 2017 at 6:17 pm Oh you should totally make these them!!
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    Kate
    August 2, 2017 at 10:28 am Oh my! This looks absolutely delish! We eat Brussels all year long and I love collecting new recipes to use with them!
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      Kristine
      August 2, 2017 at 6:17 pm We eat them year round also! Thank you Kate :)
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    Becca @ Homemakers In Action
    August 3, 2017 at 11:15 am I'm normally not a fan of sprouts but maybe like this I'll like them?
    • Reply
      Kristine
      August 4, 2017 at 2:21 pm Well, these have bacon so probably :)!!

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