Monday, March 3, 2014

Roasted Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Red Pepper and Bacon

Roasted potatoes tossed with lightly caramelized Brussels sprouts and bell peppers and then topped with a generous sprinkling of bacon; this dish was delicious and hearty enough to be dinner all by itself. I served this with easy pan-fried chicken. If you haven't tried that chicken yet, it is still my go-to main dish for an easy dinner.

There was enough of the potatoes and vegetables leftover the next day for me to enjoy this again for breakfast, topped with a fried egg. I love everything about this meal.

COOK'S NOTE: If you don't happen to be a fan of Brussels sprouts, broccoli works just as well in this recipe. Broccoli cooks in the same amount of time as the Brussels sprouts.

Roasted Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts, Red Pepper and Bacon
Yield: 8-10 servings as a side dish, 4-5 servings as a main dish
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5 medium size yukon gold and/or red potatoes, about 2 lbs, diced into 1/2"- 3/4" pieces
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 pound Brussels sprouts, sliced into 2-3 pieces each
1 large red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
1/2 pound bacon, cut into 1/2" pieces, 2 tablespoons grease reserved after cooking

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the potatoes on a silpat lined (or well greased) baking sheet and drizzle them with oil. Toss with your hands to coat and sprinkle generously with about a teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Roast for 30-35 minutes, stirring once in the middle of that time. (If the potatoes finish before you are ready to add the rest of the vegetables, remove them from the oven and set them on top of the stove for a few minutes.)

While the potatoes are baking, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat. Stir as needed, to separate the pieces. Remove the cooked bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Prepare the vegetables and place them in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle the vegetables with 2 tablespoons of bacon grease and toss with tongs to coat. Sprinkle with the remaining salt and pepper.

After the potatoes have cooked for 30-35 minutes, add the vegetables to the tray. Stir to combine and spread everything across the tray. Roast for 15 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and lightly browned on the edges. Remove from the oven and top with bacon. Enjoy!

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  1. I love Brussels but this combo would convince anyone to give them a try.

  2. Love brussels sprouts...Delicious and combined with this combination exatra deliicous. The idea that you enjoyed it in the morning with a fried egg, over the top.


  3. What temp did you roast them on?

  4. What temperature do you set the oven?

  5. This looks really good. I love brussel sprouts!!

  6. You got me with Brussels Sprouts!! A must try!! Pinning!!

  7. MADE these tonight and all I can say is WOW, where have I been for 43 years never having brussel sprouts once in my life! so glad I got different and tried this tonight b/c this recipe is AWESOME! wow, even my kid ate it!

  8. They are "Brussels" sprouts - not "Brussels" - the name comes from the European city.