Add some heat. And get this--
This is why I love cooking. (Well, besides my love of eating.) It's like a science experiment and usually the experiment has favorable results.
center cut bacon
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
Cut brussels sprouts in half. (I think I had around a dozen.) Take a few slices of bacon and cut in large equal chunks. (I used 4 slices and cut them in sixths.) Place on a cookie sheet. (If you want easier clean up, cover cookie sheet with foil. I was too hungry and didn't.) Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil over the top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss gently. Roast at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, tossing everything after 15. Remove brussels sprouts from the cookie sheet and return bacon to the oven as it won't be cooked through. Roast bacon until it's done to your liking -- I prefer crispy! Toss everything back together when the bacon is done and sprinkle with more salt and pepper to taste. I ate this for lunch but of course it would make an excellent side dish. Super easy and you can make more or less depending on how many you are serving. And to you (brussels sprout) haters, I simply say that if you don't like brussels sprouts, you've been eating them the wrong way.