How to Make This Blissful Bacon-Braised Brussels Sprouts Recipe
This post is sponsored by Wegmans Food Markets. All opinions are my own.This bacon-braised Brussels sprouts recipe is one of our annual holiday family favorites. Wow, I can’t believe Thanksgiving is almost here! Do you have any favorite family recipes you make every year? This is one of our go-to recipes during the holidays because Brussels sprouts are in season and who doesn’t love veggies covered in bacon, bread crumbs, and cheese?
There is no better time to create rich veggie dishes than during the holidays. Plus, we’re making the holidays a whole lot easier this year by using Wegmans Instacart service. I ordered all of my ingredients for this braised Brussels sprouts side dish on my commute home from work, so I knew the groceries would be at my house right when I got home.Have you ordered your groceries online or through an app before?
If you haven’t tried a grocery delivery service yet, you’ve got to try it this holiday season. It is so convenient and saves this busy working mommy a lot of time. To use Instacart at Wegmans, visit instacart.wegmans.com or you can download the Instacart App. From the app or via the online site, you can fill your virtual cart with all your favorites from produce to meat to frozen foods to specialty cheeses and bakery items. You can even add your Wegmans Shoppers Club number at checkout to receive extra discounts and choose the delivery time. You can get the items delivered within one hour, two hours, or up to seven days in advance, which is so convenient.We are all super busy, especially during the holidays, so using Instacart is a smart way for me to save the time it takes to go to the grocery store. Plus, who doesn’t love getting things delivered right to their front door. Instacart also offers free delivery for new customers on their first order. After that, delivery starts at just $5.99 on orders of $35 or more. You can also sign up for unlimited free one-hour deliveries for an annual fee. Even better, Instacart delivers within a 20-minute driving radius of the store. You can find out if delivery is available in your area by visiting instacart.wegmans.com and enter your zip code.This braised Brussels sprouts recipe is such a perfect holiday side dish and they are really easy to make. If you’re not a huge Brussels sprouts fan, you could definitely adapt this recipe to use broccoli, green beans, or kale. Almost any hearty vegetable would work. Even if you don’t think you like Brussels sprouts, I highly encourage you to try this recipe. I promise you will love Brussels sprouts!If you’re looking for other recipe ideas, I was inspired by the recipe options I found here. Also, here are some healthy Thanksgiving sides, a bunch of sweet potato recipes, and a whole slew of green bean recipes. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Bacon-Braised Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts
1 ½ lbs. Brussels Sprouts, Halved
4 oz. Bacon, Chopped into small squares
1 Clove of Garlic, Peeled and Smashed, plus 2 Cloves, Roughly Chopped
4 Sprigs of Thyme
2 Cups Low-Sodium Chicken Stock
3 Tbsps. Balsamic Vinegar
½ Cup Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
2 Sprigs Rosemary Leaves, Chopped
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Set a large pan over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until fat renders 2 to 3 minutes. Next, add the smashed garlic clove, thyme sprigs, and Brussels sprouts and cook gently until slightly caramelized. Add stock and reduce heat to a simmer. Season with salt and a little pepper, cover and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes until tender. Remove lid and add a splash of vinegar and reduce until syrupy, 2 to 3 minutes.
After the Brussels sprouts are done the cooking, put them in oven safe dish. Toss bread crumbs with rosemary, thyme leaves, and chopped garlic, then drizzle with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture and Parmigiano over Brussels sprouts and bake in a hot oven until golden and crispy.
Love the recipe but want to know how you tied your scarf like that. Could you do a post about scarves sometime?
Thanks Barbara! That’s a great idea for a post – I will!