Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Grill-Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Yellow Squash and Bacon

2 WWPP Posted by 2 years ago 10 Comments

Yes, BACON.

I must admit, I’ve been a bit obsessed with it recently. I found a local farm that delivers milk, eggs and a few other items, and one day I made the mistake of ordering the bacon.

Now the whole family is hooked.

Grill Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Yellow Squash and Bacon

Normally, I just make a few slices on the weekend, but then I had the great idea to use some to roast vegetables. It only took a slice to change up a pretty standard vegetable side dish in a fun way.

The result was yummy and liked by everyone except the 2-year-old who is hit or miss in the Brussels sprouts department. I’ll convert him or die trying because there’s no way I’m giving up roasted Brussels sprouts. We make them about once a week!

Here’s what I did. (You can easily make this a 425-degree oven. It just may take a little longer.)

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, cut in half with stems removed
  • 1 medium yellow squash, sliced
  • 1 slice of bacon, chopped
  • Kosher salt

Preheat your grill or oven.

Prepare all the ingredients and put them in a roasting pan; season with salt.

Grill Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Yellow Squash and Bacon  before cooking

Kitchen shears work great to cut the bacon right on top.

I used a Pyrex dish because my reusable outdoor grill pan finally bit the dust.

Roast over low heat on the grill, tossing every 10 minutes or so.

Grill Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Yellow Squash and Bacon  during cooking

I keep another burner (not the one under the vegetables) on high, which makes for a hot grill and helps the vegetables cook faster.

Cook until tender, about 30 minutes.

Grill Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Yellow Squash and Bacon all done

I served it alongside barbecued pork chops.

Grill Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Yellow Squash and Bacon Final Plate

So yummy!

Note: I leave for Portland tomorrow. I’ll be back next week trying to get back into the groove of cooking my own meals again, I’m sure. :)

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 ~3/4 cup
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
90 3g 5g old: 1 new: 2
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
5g 0g 13g 7g

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    Amelia Winslow

    June 24, 2013

    Have a wonderful time at Fitbloggin, Roni! Wish I was going...next year!! Reply

    Andrea

    June 25, 2013

    My hubby loves bacon in his sprouts with caramelized onions too! (Since I was forced to eat them with tears and all as a kid, I can't stand sprouts so I use cabbage instead.) But I love the idea of adding the squash too!! Reply

    Trixie

    June 25, 2013

    How do you make the BBQ Pork Chops? Reply

      roni

      June 27, 2013

      Smother in BBQ. Grill. :)

    Lenny Polley

    June 26, 2013

    Wow! Brussel sprouts are my favorites. My kids will definitely love this especially that there's bacon in the ingredient. It looks really delicious and so easy to do. Thanks for sharing! ;-) Reply

    Nina Walkden

    June 26, 2013

    Great recipe, it is very similar to an old English dish called "Bubble & Squeak" which used the vegetables left over from the traditional Sunday Roast. Roasting the vegetables sounds great, especially adding the squash I can't wait to give that a try!! Reply

    Clifton

    June 27, 2013

    My wife and I love grilled food, but I have a hard time liking squash. Bacon, I love! Covering the squash with bacon might do the trick. Barbecued pork chops are an awesome choice. When I really like a food I use a line that a friend of mine uses: "It'll make your tongue slap your eyeballs!" Chops are in that category. Thanks for the information. Reply

    Nicky Dowsett

    July 2, 2013

    This recipe looks so yummy. My kids love bacon and they just learned that brussels sprouts are also delicious especially when roasted. I will definitely make this recipe. Thanks! :-) Reply

    Richard

    July 3, 2013

    It's interesting that Nina mentions Bubble & Squeek as I thought this too, though B & S tends to include some potato, is lightly fried and served with bacon and eggs. Great splashed with Worcester sauce. Reply

    GiGi Eats Celebrities

    July 11, 2013

    OMG don't tease me! Those look absolutely mouth-tastic! LOL!!! Reply