Maple-roasted brussels sprouts
SmartPoints® value per serving
Roasting is one of the best ways to cook and enjoy Brussels sprouts, and this festive red-and-green casserole uses it to great effect. The bitterness of Brussels sprouts mellows as they roast, browning and developing crackly leaves on the outside. The bitterness is dulled further in this side dish with a maple syrup-based sauce and the addition of dried savory bacon. When buying Brussels sprouts, look for small ones, which are tastier than large ones, that are bright green and still tightly bound. Remove any wilted leaves before preparing them. To store, refrigerate them in an open container or bag for up to two weeks.
Uncooked Brussels sprouts
1 pound(s), steamed
Apple cider vinegar
Cooked turkey bacon
6 slice(s), Chopped
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat an 8 X 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Place Brussels sprouts in bottom of prepared pan. (Note: If you can't find fresh Brussels sprouts, use frozen ones that have been thawed; just decrease the cooking time below by about 10 to 15 minutes.)
- Combine maple syrup, oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; pour over Brussels sprouts. Stir in bacon and bake, covered, until tender and bubbly, about 30 minutes. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.