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I have made this for a few family dinners. I hope you love this! This is one of the best side dishes that I have made. The brussels sprouts & cauliflower develop a nutty flavor once roasted, & the bacon vinaigrette adds a great taste. You can also cut the vegetables the day before & store them in an air-tight container &...

Provided by Lori-Jo Wahl

Categories     Vegetables

Time 1h20m

Number Of Ingredients 13

1 1/2 lb fresh brussels sprouts
2-med. heads of cauliflower
1/4 c olive oil
2 Tbsp sugar
10 slice bacon, cooked & crumbled
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3/4 pitted kalamata olives, coarsley chopped
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme


  • 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Rinse brussel sprouts thoroughly; remove any discarded leaves. Trim stem ends; cut in half lengthwise.
  • 2. Combine sprouts & next 3 ingredients in a large roasting pan; toss to coat. Spread into 1 layer. Roast at 450 degrees for 45 to 48 minutes or until vegetables are tender & browned, stirring after 30 minutes.
  • 3. Meanwhile cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat 15 minutes until crisp; remove bacon, place on paper towel, reserving 2 Tbs. drippings. Crumble bacon.
  • 4. Whisk together drippings, vinegar, & next 4 ingredients. Drizzle vinaigrette over roasted vegetables. Add crumbled bacon, olives, parsley, & thyme; toss to coat.

Top Asked Questions

How to cook brussel sprouts and cauliflower?
Preheat oven to 375°. In a very large bowl, toss Brussels sprouts and cauliflower with oil, pepper and salt. Transfer to two greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Roast 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Transfer to a serving bowl. Just before serving, add bacon and drizzle with vinaigrette; toss to coat.
How to cook brussel sprouts in oven with bacon?
Directions. Place Brussels sprouts in a single layer in a baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup; toss to coat. Sprinkle with bacon; season with salt and black pepper. Roast in the preheated oven until bacon is crispy and Brussels sprouts are caramelized, 45 minutes, stirring halfway through.
How to cook cauliflower roast in the oven?
Roast vegetables: Arrange the cauliflower and brussels sprouts on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, tossing the vegetables to completely cover with oil and sprinkle with sliced garlic, salt, and pepper. Place sheet pan in the oven and roast for 35 minutes, stirring halfway through to roast on all sides.
Does Bacon make a difference in cauliflower?
My grandkids were never huge fans of cauliflower, but the bacon makes a big difference in this dish. They like it even more with golden cauliflower instead of white. — Patricia Hudson, Riverview, Florida

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