We have festivals for wine. Ones for Italian food. Ones for beer. Oktoberfest. None. I repeat none can match the most supreme food of all: bacon.

All over the country festivals dedicate to bacon have been springing up to celebrate “America’s Mightiest Meat”. Cleveland held their first one last year and I am looking forward to attending if they do it again this spring!

Roasted Potatoes with Bacon & Brussels Sprouts

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts are awesome. Roasted potatoes are always a favorite. Add bacon to it? It should be a required food group all its own.

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So simple.

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Halve or quarter the potatoes and season. Start them roasting first.

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Add the sprouts part of the way through.

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Mix and add the cooked bacon.

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Roasted Potatoes with Bacon & Brussels Sprouts


1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, in 3/4-inch dice OR mini Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered
1/4 pound (about 3 slices) thick-cut bacon, diced
1/2 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved


Preheat the oven to 425°F. In a large bowl, whisk together the 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, mustard, and salt. Toss the potatoes and bacon in the bowl until evenly coated with the mustard and oil.

Spread the potato mixture evenly on a large, heavy baking sheet. Roast for 25 to 40 minutes, or until potatoes are tender, stirring every 10 minutes.

Turn the oven up to 475°F. Toss the Brussels sprouts with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil. Push the potatoes to one side of the pan, and arrange the Brussels sprouts on the other half of the pan, cut sides down.

Continue roasting for about 15 more minutes, or until the sprouts are tender and browned, and the bacon is crisp. Salt to taste.

Nutritional Info:
Per serving, based on 4 servings. (% daily value)
Calories 317

Fat 16.6 g (25.6%)
Saturated 4.8 g (24%)
Trans 0 g
Carbs 35.2 g (11.7%)
Fiber 6 g (24.1%)
Sugars 2.6 g
Protein 8.8 g (17.6%)
Cholesterol 19.3 mg (6.4%)
Sodium 884.5 mg (36.9%)
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Categories: Baking3, Pork2, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable4

Author:The Ranting Chef

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2 Comments on “Baconfest!”

  1. April 13, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    What a great dinner idea! 🍓


  2. Becky
    April 21, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to try something with Brussels sprouts. This looks like a good place to start!


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