Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Covered in Melted Gorgonzola

Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Covered in Melted Gorgonzola


While I was enjoying the brussels sprouts with bacon, cranberries and pecans that I recently made, I thought that they would be even better with some crumbled blue cheese. Since I did not have any blue cheese on hand at the time I filed the idea away for later. When I had more time to think about it, I thought that instead of just having chunks of blue cheese with the brussels sprouts, why not use a softer blue cheese like gorgonzola dolce and let it melt completely? That way the yummy, creamy, melted gorgonzola-y goodness would completely cover the brussels sprouts! I just had to try it!

When I was thinking of sides for my bacon wrapped maple roast pork there was no question that creamy gorgonzola covered brussels sprouts would be included. In the end I decided that I wanted to more completely enjoy the gorgonzola and brussels sprouts flavour combo so I decided to drop the distractions of the cranberries and walnuts but you can't go wrong with bacon so that stayed in. The creamy melted gorgonzola covered brussels sprouts were so good! Each bite met you with the tangy gorgonzola followed by the natural sweetness and juiciness of the brussels sprouts which cut through the creamy gorgonzola perfectly refreshing your palette readying you to enjoy your next bite of perfection. The creamy, tangy and salty bacon and gorgonzola brussels sprouts went nicely with the sweet maple roasted acorn squash and the roast pork rounding off one amazing meal!

Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Covered in Melted Gorgonzola

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
2 slices bacon (cut into 1/2 inch slices)
1 pound brussels sprouts (cleaned, quartered, blanched and drained)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup gorgonzola dolce (crumbled)

Directions:
1. Cook the bacon in a pan and set aside reserving 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease.
2. Add the brussels sprouts to the pan, season with salt and pepper and saute for a minute.
3. Remove from heat and mix in the gorgonzola.

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32 comments:

Diana said...

I'm not a blue cheese fan, but this sounds like a good way to prepare brussel sprouts.

Amy said...

Anything with bacon always catches my attention. And I happen to love brussels sprouts and gorgonzola (the stinkier the cheese, the better), so this side is right up my alley. Putting on the to-try list.

Mary Ellen said...

Yum! I love Brussels sprouts and bacon and gorgonzola - what a great recipe!

tamilyn said...

How can you not weigh 300 pounds? I'm not a fan of sprouts but these look pretty good!

Jenn said...

Hello, bacon and brussels sprouts. Nice little change with the gorgonzola. ;-D

NicNacManiac said...

This is a feast for the eyes...I'll bet it tastes fabulous as well. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe with us!

Kim said...

Hmmm even yummy bacon cannot cover the taste of brussel sprouts & gorgonzola...bleck, but I think hubby would love it :)

Linda said...

Oh. My. Gosh!!

These will be eaten over and over again in my house. We are brand new brussels sprout lovers. (Don't know why we thought they were icky all these years!)

Thanks, Kevin.

BigSrisfood said...

Brussels Sprouts with bacon sounds fantastic, Kevin. Will have to try that sometime.

When I prepare Brussels sprouts, I like to do it with a little Italian and Indian touch mixing EVOO and garlic with some Indian spices.

♥peachkins♥ said...

wow..cheesey goodness

Deborah said...

I've had Brussels sprouts with bacon before, but never gongonzola. What a great addition.

Nina Timm said...

I see you also keep the brussel sprouts still crisp and only slightly cooked!!!Most people cook them to death and then wonder why the heck does my family not like it?? With bacon AND gorgonzola......gosh Kevin, it must have been so divine!!!

screwdestiny said...

You know, it's a good thing I don't actually make all the recipes you post, because I would probably gain a ton of weight. Everything looks so sinfully delicious!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A splendid dish! Gotto love Brussel sprouts! Very original too...

Cheers,

Rosa

eldivenlerim said...

this salad looks very delicious.....

pigpigscorner said...

wow looks great with the melted cheese!

Joanne said...

Most things taste better with gorgonzola, in my opinion! And I actually love brussels sprouts either way so this is a double winner for me.

Chris said...

Great combinations, but how can you go wrong with bacon and gorgonzola?

Rain said...

Holy cow Kevin!!! I've been following your blog for a few weeks, and I'm so impressed (and drooling) over your photos and recipes!!! I love brussel sprouts, but had no clue how to fancy them up! Great idea about the Gorgonzola! I love it! I just moved from quebec to P.E.I. and I found a farm last month that sold brussel sprout trees for $2. After removing them, blanching and freezing, I have a few months supply. I'm totally getting these ingredients, thanks!!!!
:)

pastry studio said...

It's great to know that there are other brussels sprouts fans out there. I've been making your other recipes and they are all really delicious. This new one is definitely on my to do list. Keep them coming!

Elra said...

First, I though that, okay this is classic and I always make it in the same manner. But then, I realize that you made the more interesting and delicious one by adding gorgonzola. Will steal your idea.

teresa said...

oh my goodness, i might whip this up one of these days and call it lunch!

Sandy Smith said...

Three foods I never need an excuse to eat are Brussels sprouts, blue cheese, and bacon ~ love them all, independently. What a brilliant stroke to put them together! Nicely done ~ can't wait to give this a try!

Patsyk said...

bacon and gorgonzola has to take the Brussels sprouts to a whole new level... total YUM!

EAT! said...

It must be the season for Brussels sprouts. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

A savory Brussels sprouts side dish sounds delicious.

Catherine said...

Wow Kevin, this looks so good! Now I'm in the mood for Brussels Sprouts! Happy Blogging! :)

besswess said...

This looks delish! I want to try it! I am always thinking of ways to use brussel sprouts.

Spryte said...

I LOVE brussels sprouts and those sound amazing!

I'll definitely be giving this a try!

Amy said...

OMG...I have a stalk of brussels sprouts in the fridge and was wondering what to do with it.

Melissa said...

Wowwwww. I made this but added caramelized onions and used a good quality blue cheese dressing. Addicting!! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

good, but I'd suggest not adding extra salt.

Jo El said...

Last night we made THIS for my weekly dinner with my parents. It was SUCH a HIT!!! People were getting seconds and thirds---for BRUSSELS Sprouts!!! I could barely believe it. We still have some leftover and I'm excited about eating the leftovers tonight...Is that weird? Yeah, it's weird!

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