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Brussels Sprouts with Oranges and Bacon


Small thin-skinned oranges work best here. Look for organic, as you are going to want to eat the whole fruit. The combination of sweet orange, lightly smoky bacon, and caramelized brussels sprouts is absolutely addictive.

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  • Servings: 6

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2016


  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 2 small oranges, cut in half, then into 1/2-inch slices
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 to 4 strips thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces (1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Brush a rimmed baking sheet generously with oil. Add oranges, in a single layer, turning to coat. Season with salt and drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil; roast 15 minutes. Add bacon and roast until crisp, about 12 minutes.

  2. Toss brussels sprouts with remaining 4 tablespoons oil; season with salt. Add to baking sheet; toss to combine. Roast, tossing once, until sprouts are tender and browning at edges and oranges are deeply caramelized, 25 to 30 minutes more.

Cook's Notes

If you take the time to separate a few of the sprouts into leaves, you will be rewarded with crunchy, almost burnt bits along with the softer caramelized sprouts. You may find you want to make a whole tray of them. See ya later, kale chips!

Reviews Add a comment

  • MS11369227
    6 MAY, 2017
    Amazing combo. Be patient, it's worth the yummy delicious flavors that come out of it.
  • grashian1736gm
    12 NOV, 2016
    The flavor combination here is great....brussel sprouts, orange and bacon, but this recipe is total nonsense! A quick glance will tell you you're roasting 1/2 inch pieces of bacon in a 425 degree oven for about 45 minutes...and thin slices of orange for over an hour......everything will be charred black! No one seems to proof read these recipes at MS anymore, it's so sloppy. You need to REMOVE the orange after 10 mins, and REMOVE the bacon after about 10 minutes then add the sprouts for 30 mins