Blue Cheese Brussels Sprouts

If you love blue cheese and bacon, you just have to try these Blue Cheese Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts aren’t everyones favorite vegetable. Either you love them or despise them. So, I ask if you have tried them and didn’t enjoy them, to give this recipe a try.

Just like most vegetables, the cooking method you choose can change the flavor and texture. I like to roast them. It cooks them quickly and gives them a slight caramelization.

 

blue cheese brussels sprouts

 

Brussels sprouts are from the same cruciferous family as broccoli and cabbage. Their flavor is compareable to cabbage. They actually resemble miniature cabbages, with a 1-inch diameter.  A friend said he felt like a giant eating heads of cabbage, when he popped a brussels sprout in his mouth. lol

Brussels sprouts are super nutrient dense. They are special because they have these compounds that help our bodies initiate a detox. This natural detox is believed to help protect our bodies from cancers. Brussels sprouts also contain a great variety of antioxidants. These antioxidants in brussels sprouts are also involved in the detox process and help protect the body from oxidative stress. Basically consuming brussels sprouts are great for helping to protect our bodies.

Brussels sprouts are a good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, manganese, and vitamin E. They also contain good amounts of vitamin K, folate, calcium, potassium, and fiber.

 

blue cheese brussels sprouts

 

When looking to purchase Brussels sprouts, look for ones that are firm, compact, and are bright green. Try to avoid any that have yellowed or wilted leaves. Brussels sprouts are at their peak from autumn through early spring, but are available year round.

Store unwashed and untrimmed Brussels sprouts in the vegetable compartment of your refrigerator. Stored in a plastic bag, they will keep for about 10 days.

 

blue cheese brussels sprouts

It’s important to not overcook brussels sprouts. They will lose their nutrients and start to develop a less than pleasant aroma.

 

Blue Cheese Brussels Sprouts
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb fresh brussels sprouts, cleaned and quartered
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 slices naturally cured bacon, diced
  • ¼ cup reduced fat blue cheese, crumbled
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place quartered brussels sprouts on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle olive oil over brussels sprouts, toss to coat.
  3. Spread bacon on one side of the pan.
  4. Roast sprouts for 3-5 minutes, or until bacon is crisp.
  5. Place roasted sprouts and bacon in a large serving bowl. Sprinkle in blue cheese and gently stir to combine.
  6. Enjoy!

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blue cheese brussels sprouts

The roasted brussels sprouts have a wonderful roasted green flavor. Combined with crisp bacon and salty sharp blue cheese these brussels sprouts are loaded with delicious flavors, they are sure to convert any non-brussels sprout eater.

 

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Comments

  1. Your photographs are stunning! And those sprouts look so so good :)

  2. I haven’t had brussel sprouts in ages, but I loooove cabbage and I remember they are very similar. And, blue cheese is one of my very favorite things, so combining the two sounds brilliant! Pinning!!! So I can remember to make these later – thanks Cindy!

    • Thanks Kristi, these are so good. I hadn’t had Brussels sprouts in a long time, but saw them and just had to make this recipe.

  3. This looks wonderful! We love roasted brussel sprouts but have never tried it with blue cheese and bacon, I’ll bet this tastes super flavorful! Have a great weekend Cindy!

  4. We are big brussels sprouts eaters in our household and we are always looking for new ways to cook them. Love the sound of blue cheese and bacon. YUM!

  5. consuelohoneyandfigs says:

    We’re having brussel sprouts for dinner tonight yay! I’m a recent convert and from the moment I tasted them I knew they’d be my new favorite thing ever! I usually make mine with serrano ham and parmesan, but your version looks lovely too and I’m eager to try it tonight ; ) xx

  6. these Brussels sprouts look fantastic! I love how simple and fresh this looks.

    • Thank you! I think Fresh Brussels sprouts taste so much better than frozen. I don’t care for them too much hen they are squishy. They are so easy to make and are delicious!

  7. I love Brussels Sprouts, I have been having them for a late night snack the last few nights, which reminds me I have to pick up some more today!

    • Aren’t they so good?! When I hear someone say they don’t like them, I always think…maybe you haven’t tried them the right way. Haha I love it if I could grow my own!

  8. Ok, you got me! I loooooove blue cheese. And bacon and Brussels sprouts, too! Did you make this recipe up just for me!?!?! :D I wish I had the ingredients to make this for lunch … NOW!

    • Well we obviously are connected. Lol I’m not a big bacon eater, but it really makes a difference. I can put blue cheese in just about anything and love it. My daughter is super picky but also loves blue cheese so she eats these up!

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