Meatballs & Brussels Sprouts Tray Bake Recipe

A large casserole dish filled with meatballs, bacon, brussels sprouts and other vegetables

My husband likes a healthy but hearty meal. It’s the way to his heart so when it comes to celebrations likes Father’s Day, I know that a home cooked meal is what he really wants. He is a little against the restaurants putting up prices and time frames on holidays so he would rather celebrate and spend it at home with his family. This gives me the opportunity to make some new recipes each year for him. He absolutely loves meaty recipes but he also loves brussel sprouts. I thought why not bake the two together with a few other favorite ingredients in a tray bake style dish.

Modify The Meatball & Brussel Sprout Traybake

The bacon adds a bit of flavor and more meat to this dish while the sweet potatoes give it a nice combination flavor. I loved this with served with warm bread and butter and balsamic vinegar over top. The roasted walnuts give it a nice surprise crunch. The beauty of a dish like this is you can add whatever you want. You can leave out the nuts if you’re not a fan, replace the sweet potato with butternut squash – whatever you like.

A large casserole dish filled with meatballs, bacon, brussels sprouts and other vegetables

One Pan Traybakes Make An Easy Family Dinner

It’s super easy and quick to make as are all my family recipes I create. I am a very busy working momma so it’s only right that I create these other busy working parents can whip up and try without breaking the bank either. I made a little side dish for the kids with broccoli instead of brussel sprouts and they loved it as much as we did. It’s great to be able to just alter one or two things for the kids to enjoy a similar healthy and hearty meal with us.

A blue and white plate with a meat ball and brussels sprouts tray bake on it, along with some bread and a fork

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!”

A large casserole dish filled with meatballs, bacon, brussels sprouts and other vegetables
A blue and white plate with a meatball and brussels sprouts tray bake on it, along with some bread

Meatballs & Brussels Sprouts Casserole

the hearty but healthy option for Father’s Day dinner

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author Jenny

Ingredients

  • 250 g Brussel Sprouts, peeled
  • 200 g Smoked Bacon Lardons
  • 1 large Sweet Potato, peeled, cubed
  • 12 mini Meatballs, pre-rolled
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 80 g walnut, pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C 

  2. Lightly boil both Brussel Sprouts, and (peeled, diced) Sweet Potatoes in same pot for about 5 minutes.

  3. On a cookie sheet, place meatballs in the oven to bake for 5 minutes.

  4. In large casserole dish, mix oil, lightly boiled sprouts, sweet potatoes and spread out evenly in the dish.

  5. Place meatballs evenly apart and add bacon lardons on top.

  6. Cover with foil and bake for 10 minutes.

  7. Take out of oven, stir ingredients, add walnuts on top and salt and pepper if you like, keep uncovered and bake for a further 5-8 minutes.

  8. Serve with warm butter and bread. 

  9. Why not try with a bit of balsamic vinegar on top too?

A casserole dish with a meatball and brussels sprouts tray bake in it, next to a plate containing some of the casserole and a couple of slices of fresh bread.

Cooking With Brussels Sprouts Leftovers

While we have had this as a Father’s Day meal it is a great recipe for using up leftover brussels sprouts in the holidays. If you’re using leftover sprouts for this recipe then skip the boiling step and add them straight to the dish. They will add lots of flavour alongside the meatballs for a lovely meal after Christmas.

A large casserole dish filled with meatballs, bacon, brussels sprouts and other vegetables

What’s your favorite Father’s Day recipe? Do you make something traditional every year or go bold and try something new? I would love to hear what you get up to in your kitchen to celebrate Father’s Day. Why not try this recipe and let me know what you think? Did you add your own favorite ingredients to it too? Don’t have time, pin this recipe for later but don’t forget to tag me if you make it so I can reshare your creations with my followers too!

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