OK, Brussels sprouts were never a part of my childhood but I’m so happy they’re part of my adult life. Whoah, that’s something I never thought I’d say. In the last year or so, I’ve experimented with roasted Brussels sprouts (here and here) and I thought those sprout adventures went pretty well. Today’s recipe, however, may top them both.
You know how much I love Chrissy Teigen, right? I wrote about her cookbook, Cravings, a while ago and have made several of her recipes since getting the book. If you don’t have this book, please get it. I’m making a promise to you, publicly on this blog, you will not regret it. The recipes are easy and the food is so tasty. It’s by far my favorite cookbook of the year.
So I’m flipping through the book not too long ago wondering what delicious recipe I’ll make next. I stumbled upon a side dish of balsamic glazed Brussels sprouts. Having made roasted Brussels sprouts before, I knew these were going to be delicious but I didn’t know I would fall in love the way that I did. Whew.
First, the recipe is ridiculously easy to construct. The flavor…oh wow the flavor is phenomenal. Listen, as a former non-sprouts eater, I understand the difficulty of trying to get on the Brussels sprouts train. Trust me, I was apprehensive to get on the bandwagon too. But when you have sprouts that are drizzled in a warm balsamic glaze, bacon and blue cheese, you better believe it’s going to be good.
Do you understand why Chrissy Teigen is one of my favorites now? She loves food like I do, she likes to cook, she’s married to John Legend and she provides me delicious recipes like this one. This is one of those recipes where after I made it, I texted friends to immediately tell them I’d found a new Brussels sprouts recipe. That’s how much I loved this dish. You’ll love it to, I bet.
Make the best roasted Brussels sprouts ever