Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Mushrooms & Mustard

My mother taught me that you should have a green vegetable with every meal.

I’m totally down with that. I like pretty much all of the green vegetables. But even for those who are not the biggest fans, this particular recipe for brussels sprouts is undeniably crave-worthy. Perhaps it is all the shallots and bacon.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Mushrooms & Mustard

Roasty, browned and delicious and full of flavors strong enough to stand toe to toe with the sprouts themselves, this is a side that is just as at home on the Thanksgiving table as it is on your Monday night table (although you might want to cut the recipe in half for a Monday night).

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Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes should be a crime. Especially with these potatoes.

I have been making the very same mashed potatoes for a decade now (with the more recent addition of caramelized shallots), and every year it’s a battle to make enough for there to be any leftovers, let alone enough to go around. And that’s a shame, because these potatoes actually get better with time.

Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes

 

After a few days in the refrigerator, the metric shit ton of roasted garlic and shallots seeps into the very being of those potatoes. Just heat them up, add an extra blob of butter, and enjoy the amped up deliciousness.

These potatoes are a lumpy smashed variety, using red-skinned potatoes for their more durable texture. We’re looking for meaty potatoes, not fluffy. And yes, you leave the skins on. Not a fan of the skins? They’re good for you, just eat them.

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Caramelized Shallots...Drool

Cooked these real slow in a little butter for over an hour. Totally ate some. Pretty damned hard to resist, these. Also, these will be joining the garlic mashed potatoes.