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Charred Balsamic Brussels Sprouts-2

Charred Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

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  • Author: Naomi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x


Charred Balsamic Brussels Sprouts! These charred, salty and tangy Brussels Sprouts with bacon are the ultimate side dish during the holiday season. It's super simple and is a guaranteed winner. This dish is perfect as a quick side for meals, or even a fun snack.


  • 1 lb. bag Brussels Sprouts, halved (quartered if very large)
  • 23 strips Bacon, cooked and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Himalayan Pink Salt, to taste
  • 12 tbsp Creede Olive Oil Fig Balsamic
  • Flaky Sea Salt, to finish


  1. Brussels Sprouts: In a large frying pan, add two tablespoons of olive oil and heat on medium-high heat. Add the Brussels sprouts, making sure they are in a single layer, and evenly sprinkle some Himalayan pink salt all over. (It's fine if there isn't a ton of breathing room. You just don't want a heaping pile in the pan, because they won't cook correctly and you will not get that beautiful char).
  2. Cook: Cook, stirring and flipping occasionally with tongs, for about 10-13 minutes, until the sprouts are tender and well browned. You'll want some char to develop. (If the Brussels are browning to quickly, lower your heat to medium).
  3. Put it all together: Carefully stir in the fig balsamic and toss until well combined. Add the reserved bacon and stir to combine. Once fully incorporated, remove from the heat and finish with flaky sea salt. Serve immediately.


  • Bacon: You can either pan fry or microwave it, whichever you prefer. Feel free to use Pancetta if you don’t have bacon on hand. 
  • Brussels Sprouts: I always remove some of the outer leaves, wash and pat them dry. The cook time is 10 minutes, but, if need be, cook an additional 2-3 minutes, depending on desired doneness.
  • Category: Side Dish, Snack
  • Cuisine: American
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