A white bowl filled with roasted brussels sprouts and butternut squash with a cut butternut squash half on the side.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash with Warm Pomegranate Bacon Dressing

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brussels sprouts with bacon, brussels sprouts with butternut squash, easy roasted vegetables, easy thanksgiving side recipes, fall pomegranate recipes, gluten-free sides, thanksgiving sides
Author: Whitney Reist | Sweet Cayenne

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of Brussels sprouts, cut in half with ends trimmed
  • 3 cups diced butternut squash, cut into ½’’ cubes (about 1 ½ pounds)
  • Olive oil, salt, and pepper
  • 3 slices thick-cut bacon, diced (or turkey bacon)
  • cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the Brussels sprouts and squash on the baking sheet. Drizzle about a tablespoon of olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Roast until tender, about 20-25 minutes, tossing halfway through the cooking time.
  • While the veggies roast, cook the bacon pieces in a skillet over medium heat until crispy. While the bacon is cooking, whisk together the pomegranate juice, cider vinegar, Djion, and maple syrup.
  • Once the bacon is cooked, use a slotted spoon to transfer the pieces to a paper towel-lined dish.
  • Measure out 3 tablespoons of the bacon fat to keep in the hot skillet (or remove all of the bacon fat and replace with 3 tablespoons of olive oil). Whisk in the pomegranate juice mixture and stir over low heat until heated through. Stir in the pomegranate seeds and bacon pieces. Keep warm until the veggies are done roasting.
  • Remove the veggies from the oven and place in a serving bowl. Drizzle the warm pomegranate dressing on top and toss to combine. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition information (based on 8 servings; using turkey bacon results in 165 calories per serving):