Cracked Out Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Cracked Out Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe – oven roasted Brussels sprouts loaded with cheddar, bacon, and ranch. I could make a meal out of these yummy sprouts!! Only 5 ingredients – brussels sprouts, olive oil, ranch dressing mix, cheddar, and bacon. Ready to eat in under 30 minutes. Great with chicken, pork chops, steak, and pasta. One bite and it is sure to be a favorite!

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Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts

One bite of these Cracked Out Brussels Sprouts is sure to make you into a brussels sprouts fan. I am not a big fan of brussels sprouts, but this recipe totally changed my mind. Brussels sprouts, cheddar, bacon, and ranch. O-M-YUM! We make this recipe at least once a week. Super simple to make and they taste great. They go great with chicken, pork, casseroles, and more. Give this a try! It is sure to become a family favorite.

What does CRACK mean?

If a recipe has “crack” in the title it means that the recipe has cheddar, bacon, and ranch in the ingredients. It all started with my Crack Dip way back in 2007. I made the dip for a Titans football game. Everyone went crazy over it. We couldn’t stop eating it and said it was like crack. The name stuck. 

According to the dictionary, the definition of crack is “of superior excellence or ability”. We think the flavor combination of cheddar, bacon, and ranch fits this definition! These Brussels sprouts are most definitely of superior excellence! One taste and you will surely agree.

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How to Make Cracked Out Brussels Sprouts

This side dish is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Cut off the ends of the brussels sprouts and pull off any yellow outer leaves. Place trimmed Brussels sprouts in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with ranch dressing mix. Toss to coat. Place Brussels sprouts cut side down in a single layer on a sheet pan lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Place the pieces of bacon evenly on the baking sheet. Bake in the oven until the sprouts are crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Remove the pan from the oven. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet. Overcrowding the pan will cause the vegetables to steam instead of roast.
    • Make sure to turn all of the sprouts face down to get a nice sear. 
  • Can substitute turkey bacon for a lower calorie dish.
  • I use half a packet of ranch seasoning. If you are sensitive to ranch dressing, adjust the amount to your personal preference.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix made with buttermilk powder, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, chives, dill, salt, and black pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • Don’t like ranch seasoning? You can toss the sprouts in your favorite herbs
    • Some of our favorite variations are:
      • Rosemary
      • Thyme
      • Basil
      • Parmesan cheese
      • A drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  • Are Cracked Out Brussels Sprouts low-carb? Yes. All of the ingredients in this recipe are low-carb and keto-friendly.
  • Are Cracked Out Brussels Sprouts gluten-free? Yes. All of the ingredients in this recipe are gluten-free.
  • Can I make Roasted Brussels Sprouts in advance? You can prep the sprouts ahead of time and place them on the baking sheet with the bacon pieces when you are ready to roast them.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
baking sheet of bacon and cheese roasted brussels sprouts

What to Serve with Crispy Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

These roasted veggies go with just about everything. Chicken, pork chops, and your favorite pasta dish. Our favorite way to eat this vegetable is with a juicy steak and roasted potatoes. Heck, I could just make a meal out of these yummy sprouts. Add this to your menu. You won’t be disappointed.

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Cracked Out Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Cracked Out Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe – roasted Brussels sprouts loaded with cheddar, bacon, and ranch. I could make a meal out of these yummy sprouts!! Only 5 ingredients – brussels sprouts, olive oil, ranch dressing mix, cheddar, and bacon. Ready to eat in under 30 minutes. Great with chicken, pork chops, steak, and pasta. One bite and it is sure to be a favorite!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb brussels sprouts halved
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Tbsp Ranch dressing mix
  • 4 ounces bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 450ºF. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • Place the Brussels sprouts in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with ranch dressing mix, toss to coat. Place brussels spouts cut side down on the pan to get a good sear. Place the pieces of bacon evenly on the pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the brussels sprouts are fork tender but not mushy. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with shredded cheese and serve immediately.

Notes:

  • Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet. Overcrowding the pan will cause the vegetables to steam instead of roast.
    • Make sure to turn all of the sprouts face down to get a nice sear. 
  • Can substitute turkey bacon for a lower calorie dish.
  • I use half a packet of ranch seasoning. If you are sensitive to ranch dressing, adjust the amount to your personal preference.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix made with buttermilk powder, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, chives, dill, salt, and black pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • Can I make Roasted Brussels Sprouts in advance? You can prep the sprouts ahead of time and place them on the baking sheet with the bacon pieces when you are ready to roast them.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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