August 05 2019

Primal + Keto Cooking Made Easy: Bacon and Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

By Mark Sisson

When it comes to side dishes, simple is best. A list of ingredients you can count on one hand is the way I like to do it. This dish delivers on ease and offers plenty of solid nutrition and great Primal taste. Cooking up great flavor starts with quality ingredients, for sure, but don’t underestimate the power of a great sauce or seasoning—and the right cooking method. Roasting vegetables is one of the surest ways to bring out a richer, deeper taste. Brussels sprouts work great for this. Add some balsamic and bacon, and you’ve got an amazing side for any meaty main course.

Bacon & Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Servings: 2

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 minutes



Preheat oven to 425 ºF.

Cut the ends off of the Brussels sprouts  and then slice in halves or quarters (if pieces are very large).

Place them in a bowl and drizzle with avocado oil and balsamic dressing. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

Roast for 20-25 minutes. Remove the Brussels sprouts from the oven. Then toss with cooked bacon pieces. Add blue cheese crumbles if desired.

Nutritional Information (per serving without cheese):

  • Calories: 488
  • Total Carbs: 9.2 grams
  • Net Carbs: 7.5 grams
  • Fat: 49 grams
  • Protein: 5.2 grams
TAGS:  Keto Recipes

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  1. I make this without the bacon and the cheese. However, maybe I’ll use bacon and I’d probably choose sheep feta for fun.

  2. Me too! I really miss the success stories. I’m not keto but I keep attempting Paleo and the success stories are very motivational and something I look forward to every week. Does anyone know when Mark is bringing them back?

    1. Me three….. Only I liked them on Fridays. It helped me stay on track all weekend. Of course, if we want them to come back some of us have to write in our story/journey so Mark has something to publish. I’m not ready to do mine yet.