Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

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These Brussels Sprouts with Bacon are tossed with ranch seasoning then baked to tender, crispy perfection. Top with parmesan cheese and a drizzle of ranch before serving for a side dish even picky eaters will enjoy.

Close up of a roasted Brussels sprout on a fork with a piece of bacon.

Easy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

This brussels sprouts with bacon recipe features oven roasted brussels sprouts tossed with ranch seasoning and pieces of crispy bacon, then topped with parmesan cheese and a drizzle of ranch dressing. They’re ready in just 30 minutes and make a wonderful addition to any meal.

While I’m a huge fan of brussels sprouts, like air fryer brussels sprouts and shaved brussels sprouts salad, I know that not everyone is. But I discovered that if you add some bacon and ranch dressing to the mix, even the people who say they don’t like brussels sprouts quickly change their minds! So if you have some picky eaters in the house, this is definitely a recipe worth trying.

Overhead view of Brussels sprouts with bacon and ranch topped with cheese.

Why You’ll Love This Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Here are a few reasons why this brussels sprouts and bacon recipe is one of our favorites.

  • Quick and easy. The hands-on prep for this recipe is just a few minutes. Once the brussels sprouts are seasoned, it’s just a matter of waiting for them to bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Bacon + ranch seasoning. Bacon and ranch seasoning pair well together and with the brussels sprouts, making this one irresistibly tasty side dish. And don’t forget the parmesan!
  • Versatile. These brussels sprouts with bacon are easy enough to make that they’re perfect for a casual weeknight dinner but also impressive enough to serve to guests with a nicer meal.
The ingredients for Brussels sprouts with bacon.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here’s an overview of what you’ll need for this brussels sprouts recipe. See the recipe card below for measurements.

  • Brussels Sprouts – We cut ours in half but if they are large you can quarter them.
  • Ranch Seasoning Mix – The packets that you find in the dressing aisle, such as Hidden Valley ranch seasoning.
  • Olive Oil – If you’re in a pinch, a couple good substitutes are coconut oil, butter or vegetable oil.
  • Garlic Paste – If you don’t have paste you can substitute with garlic powder.
  • Paprika – If you like more spice, you can add in cayenne pepper, too.
  • Bacon – Pre-cook the bacon to the crispiness of your liking.
  • Parmesan Cheese – Because cheese makes everything better!

How To Make Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

This recipe is incredibly simple to make. Find more detailed instructions in the recipe card below.

  • Prepare the brussels sprouts. Toss the halved brussels sprouts with the seasonings, olive oil, garlic paste, and bacon.
  • Bake. Spread the seasoned brussels sprouts on a baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until they appear slightly charred.
  • Garnish and enjoy. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese immediately after removing from the oven and drizzle with ranch dressing before serving.
A baking tray filled with roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon, topped with parmesan cheese.

Tips & Variations

Here are a few things to keep in mind when making this brussels sprouts with bacon recipe.

  • Use fresh brussels sprouts. Frozen brussels sprouts are not ideal for this recipe, as they’d need to thaw first and may be softer and mushier after baking.
  • Adjust the cook time to the size of your brussels sprouts. Small-to-medium sized brussels sprouts are best for this recipe. If you have larger brussels sprouts, you can either quarter them instead of halving them or increase the bake time.
  • How do I know when the brussels sprouts are done? They should appear slightly charred on the outside and be tender enough to pierce with a fork.
  • Adjust the seasoning. You can make these brussels sprouts with bacon with just the ranch seasoning mix, though I like the added garlic and warmth from the paprika. You can easily omit the paprika or add some cayenne pepper too.

Serving Suggestions

If you really love ranch, you can serve these with some extra ranch dressing for dipping – that’s how my boys love to enjoy them!

These make a wonderful side to any protein. We love them with our garlic butter steak bites and air fryer chicken parmesan in particular. They’d also be great with honey garlic pork chops, a juicy pan seared steak, or melt in your mouth chicken.

How to Store & Reheat Leftovers

Brussels sprouts with bacon are best enjoyed right away. If you plan to have leftovers, I recommend only drizzling the ranch on the portions you are serving right away.

  • Fridge. Store leftover brussels sprouts and bacon in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Keep in mind the brussels sprouts may soften more over time.
  • Reheat. The best way to reheat this side is in the oven, to maintain the crispness of the brussels sprouts. Individual portions can also be reheated in the microwave.

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Close up of a spoon scooping up a serving of Brussels sprouts with bacon from a tray.
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Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

These Brussels Sprouts with Bacon are tossed with ranch seasoning then baked to tender, crispy perfection. Top with parmesan cheese and a drizzle of ranch before serving for a side dish even picky eaters will enjoy.
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • lbs brussels sprouts washed, trimmed, and halved
  • 1 oz packet Ranch Seasoning Mix
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • Ranch dressing for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Add prepared brussel sprouts to a large mixing bowl and toss with the seasoning, olive oil, garlic paste, paprika, and chopped bacon until evenly coated.
  • Spread the brussel sprouts out evenly on a large rimmed baking and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, they will begin to look slightly charred when they are done.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkles with Parmesan cheese and drizzle with ranch dressing before serving.

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½ teaspoon of garlic powder may be used instead of garlic paste.


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 612mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1217IU | Vitamin C: 121mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg


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