Roasted Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon is perfect for your holiday table. With tender potatoes, crisp Brussels sprouts and savory bacon, this dish has something for everyone!
Roasted Potatoes are one of the easiest, tastiest side dishes to complement any meal. Add crispy Brussels sprouts and bacon and you have a real show stopper that everyone at your table will go crazy for! Before you turn up your nose at Brussels sprouts, try roasting them. I promise they will become regular rotation vegetables in your family. If they’re prepared correctly, even kids will gobble them up!
Is it Brussels Sprouts or Brussel Sprouts?
You’ve probably seen it spelled both ways forever, right? So here’s the deal: these cute little cabbage-like vegetables are named for the town of Brussels, Belgium. So Brussels is the correct spelling. Now that we’ve gotten to the bottom of that, let’s talk about these delicious veggies. They are so yummy! Sure, they get a bad rap for being a dreaded vegetable and all, but give them a chance. They will surprise you!
Best Way to Cook Brussels Sprouts
Roasting Brussels sprouts with potatoes is one of my favorite ways to cook them. The roasting process cuts the bitterness of the Brussels sprouts way more than sauteing or steaming. And roasting these vegetables with bacon is definitely the way to go! They’re crispy, crunchy, and hardly taste like a veggie at all! Picky kids (and adults) will love these.
Best Way to Serve Brussels Sprouts
Still not sold on how yummy these Brussels sprouts are? Try serving them with our Easy Cheesy Brussels Sprout Sauce. The roasted potatoes taste delectable in the cheese sauce too. If you’re having a hard time getting your family behind trying Brussels sprouts, this is definitely the way to go.
These Roasted Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon is a perfect side dish to almost anything! Try them alongside our Oven Roast Beef, or Rosemary Tri-Tip Roast or Easy Crock Pot Pork Chops or our delicious Chicken Fried Chicken. Or serve with a big green salad for a (nearly meatless) meal. Omit the bacon if you must, but a little bacon takes this recipe to the next level.
What Kind of Potatoes are Best for Roasting?
Red potatoes or Yukon Gold potatoes are perfect for roasting at high temperatures in the oven. However, if you don’t have any on hand, russet potatoes are a fine substitute; they just don’t have that smooth texture of red or Yukon golds, and may not hold their shape as well. But they will still taste divine!
Substitute Seasonings for Roasted Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts
This simple Roasted Potatoes recipe uses pantry staples like rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper. But you could get creative with seasonings too! Try a packet of onion soup mix, or a Zesty Italian dressing mix. This recipe is so versatile, you can play around with so many different flavors. The potatoes and Brussels sprouts will soak up all that succulent seasoning and taste absolutely delicious!
Popular Potato Side Dishes
Potatoes are the staple to many of our favorite family dinners. Try a few (or all) of these tremendously tasty sides:
- Parmesan Garlic Grilled Potatoes
- Creamy Potatoes and Peas
- Grilled Foil Ranch Potatoes
- Pesto Potatoes
- Slow Cooker Au Gratin Potatoes and Ham
- Dauphinoise Potatoes
- Mickey’s Curried Cauliflower and Potatoes
- Roasted Red Caesar Potatoes
- Caramelized Brown Potatoes
Brussels sprouts make a yummy side to nearly any meal. Vegetables don’t have to taste bland or boring. Here are a few recipes to try. Kids will love these!
- Roasted Vegetable Medley
- Easy Garden Vegetable Rice
- How to Cook Frozen Corn the Right Way
- How to Cook Frozen Peas
- Vinegar Marinated Cucumbers
- Lightly Fried Green Beans with Lemon Dill Dip
- Roasted Parsnips and Carrots
How to Make Roasted Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
Roasted Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Scrub and rinse the potatoes. Pat dry and dice into one inch pieces.
- Wash Brussels sprouts and trim off the ends, slice in half length-wise.
- Whisk olive oil, garlic, rosemary (optional), salt and pepper in a large bowl until well combined.
- Add potatoes and Brussels sprouts and stir until potatoes and Brussels are coated in the oil mixture.
- Place potatoes and Brussels sprouts on a baking sheet and sprinkle bacon pieces over the top.
- Roast for 35-40 minutes. Potatoes should be golden and soft and Brussels should be well roasted and lightly charred-- bacon should be nice and crispy.