All Thanksgiving diners have a favorite side dish – whether it’s mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, roasted carrots or another preference.
If you’re looking to put a potential new favorite into play while keeping the prep work and cook time to a minimum, you’ve come to the right place.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Candied Bacon
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts, cleaned and halved
- Half of a medium onion, diced
- 4 thick slices of bacon
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
Lay the bacon strips out on a baking sheet and sprinkle with brown sugar.
Bake the bacon for about 10 minutes or until crispy.
After taking the bacon out of the oven, strain off 90% of the grease and pour into a bowl to dispose of later.
Toss the rest of your ingredients – Brussels sprouts, onions and salt and pepper – onto the baking sheet. Bake for another 30 minutes.
When the Brussels sprouts are finished roasting, place in serving bowl and garnish with bacon.
Exercise Meal Preparation Tips Even During Thanksgiving
The bigger the holiday party, the more preparation work necessary to make sure the food is made, plated and consumed without any problems.
Part of good meal planning around Thanksgiving is starting with menu creation and then working backwards to the make a list of ingredients for each dish.
Next, consider the kinds of diners you’ve invited to your table and structure your offering around old fan favorites and new crowd pleasers, like our Thanksgiving side dish above.