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the best brussels sprouts

Sweet and Savory Brussels Sprouts

Lexi Finke
Ever wondered how to make a vegetable like brussels sprouts taste absolutely delicious?! Well, look no further because this recipe combines fresh ingredients to make a traditionally "boring" vegetable taste incredible! The combination of sweet and savory is one that you can't get enough of.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • Sheet Pan


  • 4 cups brussels sprouts
  • 1 cup bacon diced
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes optional for sweet & spicy


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Rinse and cut the brussels sprouts. Cut the stem off of each one, and then cut them each in half.
  • Add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a baking sheet. Add the brussels sprouts to the pan, cut side down, and evenly spaced. Drizzle the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil on top.
  • Add the diced bacon (uncooked) to the sheet pan with the brussels sprouts, evenly spread.
  • Roast the brussels sprouts and bacon together for about 15 minutes. Then, remove from the oven and gently mix, making sure there are no dry pieces.
  • Drizzle with honey, and bake for another 5-7 minutes.
  • The brussels sprouts should be tender, yet crisp. The small leaves that separate will get charred and crispy.
  • Remove from the oven and top with pomegranate seeds and more honey if you would like more sweetness. Enjoy!


For best results when reheating, warm in the oven at around 300 degrees until warm and crisp. 
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