Brussels Sprouts with Truffle Oil & Bacon

by Her Happy Balance on December 11, 2013

Admittedly, I am a little bit obsessed with watching the Food Network. I don’t know when my idea of a great night became getting into bed by 8:30pm and watching Chopped reruns, but that’s where I’m currently at in life. I am totally fine with it; and no, I am not a middle-aged woman.

Bacon in a pan

One ingredient that chefs have always used that piqued my interest was truffles. Have you ever looked up how expensive truffles are? Go ahead and google it, it’ll blow your mind. I could totally buy a car for less than I could buy an itty bitty bag of fresh truffles. Maybe one day, ya know, when I’m rich and famous for inventing something ridiculous that nobody needs but everybody wants, or when my celebrity chef career takes off I will be able to afford fresh truffles. But until then, I’ll pretend I’m fancy (raise my pinky when holding glasses and junk) and use truffle oil, a wayyy more affordable option instead.

Sprouts before roasting

This was my contribution to Thanksgiving dinner this year, but I think it will be making a reappearance at Christmas dinner and all throughout the winter cooking season.

Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Brussels Sprouts with Truffle Oil & Bacon
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
55 min
Ingredients
  1. 1.5 lb. Brussels sprouts
  2. 2 Medium-sized shallots, finely chopped
  3. 1 Clove garlic, finely chopped
  4. 6 Slices of Bacon, cut into half inch pieces
  5. 1/8 lb. Prosciutto, cut into small slices
  6. 2 Tbsp. Black truffle oil
  7. 1 Tsp. Rosemary, finely chopped
  8. Fresh cracked pepper and Kosher salt to taste
  9. Additional sprigs of rosemary (optional)
Instructions
  1. Wash your sprouts and cut into halves. I also like to remove a little bit of the stem and any yellowing leaves. Put into a large baking dish. Prepare your shallots, garlic, rosemary, and prosciutto and add to your sprouts. Drizzle truffle oil over sprouts. Now cook your bacon in a pan until golden brown. Use a spatula to remove your bacon and place on a paper towel lined plate. The bacon will be added to your dish at the very end. Take the bacon fat and drizzle that over the sprouts. Toss the sprouts gently with a spatula to make sure they are evenly coated in oil and fat. I added a few sprigs of rosemary on top, along with some salt and pepper, however this is optional. Roast in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes, flipping the sprouts after 20 minutes. After cooking, add in your bacon pieces, remove the rosemary sprigs, and enjoy!
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Sprouts on a plate

 You just cannot go wrong with bacon, prosciutto, and truffle oil. Right? Right!

Thoughts??
Have you ever tried cooking with truffle oil before? White or black?
What is your favorite brussels sprouts recipe?
Will you be cooking for the holidays this year? Any seven fishes dinners? Pork for New Year’s day?

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Alex @ therunwithin December 11, 2013 at 8:12 am

i love the combo of bacon and brussel sprouts. seriously, nothing better.

Caitlin December 11, 2013 at 9:43 am

Ahh this has Joe written all over it haha. He loves bacon in everything and he makes some mean brussel sprouts. Definitely showing him this when he gets home tonight 🙂

Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne December 11, 2013 at 10:16 am

Love this! I just pinned it this morning, had to cut out a lot of directions because Pinterest was being a butt and said no more than 500 characters, but I can always come back here if I need to 🙂

Stephanie @ My Freckled Life December 11, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Yummm!! This sounds delicious! My husband finally tried brussels sprouts (heavy on the bacon) for the first time at Thanksgiving and declared them “ok”. Which now gives me liberty to make them at home! haha. I’m definitely going to have to try this out – I’ve never used truffle oil before! Although at Wegmans, I did see that they have truffles for $999.00 an ounce. Yes, an OUNCE. INSANE.

Stacie @ Simply Southern Stacie December 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm

If it makes you feel any better, most of my nights consist on watching Chopped with my boyfriend and discussing what we would make with the mystery ingredients.

I love brussels sprouts, so this recipe is one I will need to try for sure. One of my favorite brussels sprouts recipe was a happy accident when I drizzled honey over the roasted brussels sprouts.

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