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Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate makes for a tasty holiday side dish that works just as easily for a weeknight side.

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate makes for a tasty holiday side dish that works just as easily for a weeknight side.

You won’t want to wait until Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner to serve these brussels sprouts!

Roasting Brussels sprouts brings out their natural sugars and creates a crispy outside while keeping them tender on the inside. The bacon provides some smoky flavor to balance out the sweetness of the pomegranate arils, which I love for its tartness.

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate makes for a tasty holiday side dish that works just as easily for a weeknight side.
Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate makes for a tasty holiday side dish that works just as easily for a weeknight side.

About the Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe Ingredients:

Detailed measurements and instructions can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page. Instructions with photos can be found directly below.

Bacon – You can use Pancetta in place of the bacon.

Brussels Sprouts – Make sure you get these guys a good sear by getting them all some time cut side down in the pan.

Lemon – Adds a little acidic brightness to balance the heaviness of the bacon fat. Red Wine Vinegar would also work here.

Pomegranate juice – Helps to tie this dish together and makes an incredible glaze. You can also use cranberry juice in a pinch.

Pomegranate – Dried cranberries will also work in a pinch. A medium pomegranate will give you about 1 cup of seeds.

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate makes for a tasty holiday side dish that works just as easily for a weeknight side.

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Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate makes for a tasty holiday side dish that works just as easily for a weeknight side.

How to Make Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate

Serves: 6-8  Prep Time: 10 mins  Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients:

4 Slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
2 lbs Brussel sprouts, trimmed and halved
1 Lemon, zested & 1 Tbsp juice
1/4 cup Pomegranate juice
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 Pomegranate, seeded

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate makes for a tasty holiday side dish that works just as easily for a weeknight side. You won't want to wait until Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner to serve these brussels sprouts!

Directions:

In a large skillet cook the bacon until crisp over medium-low heat. Set the bacon aside.

Drain the bacon far from the skillet, leaving 2 tbsp in the pan and reserving the rest.

Add the brussels sprouts, lemon zest and a pinch of salt. Allow to cook until golden and tender, stirring occasionally. Add more bacon fat as needed.

Pour in the pomegranate and lemon juices, and bring to a boil, allowing to thicken into a glaze. About 1-2 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in the pomegranate seeds and bacon.

Serve & Enjoy

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate makes for a tasty holiday side dish that works just as easily for a weeknight side.
Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate
Yield: 6 Servings

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 2 lbs Brussel sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 1 Lemon, zested & 1 Tbsp juice
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate juice
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 Pomegranate, seeded

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet cook the bacon until crisp over medium-low heat. Set the bacon aside.
  2. Drain the bacon far from the skillet, leaving 2 tbsp in the pan and reserving the rest.
  3. Add the brussels sprouts, lemon zest and a pinch of salt. Allow to cook until golden and tender, stirring occasionally. Add more bacon fat as needed.
  4. Pour in the pomegranate and lemon juices, and bring to a boil, allowing to thicken into a glaze. About 1-2 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the pomegranate seeds and bacon.
  6. Serve & Enjoy

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate makes for a tasty holiday side dish that works just as easily for a weeknight side. You won't want to wait until Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner to serve these brussels sprouts!
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