Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook: 40 minutes

Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts feature caramelized roasted Brussels sprouts with crispy bits of bacon and a touch of sweetness from the maple syrup. One pan, three ingredient recipe!

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Sweet and salty in the best way possible! Even Brussels sprouts haters will enjoy this dish.
Texture: The Brussels are soft with slightly crunchy edges while the bacon is totally crispy.
Ease: Crazy simple and easy.
Pros: Simple side dish perfect for Thanksgiving.
Cons: None!!
Would I make this again? Absolutely.

Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts feature caramelized roasted Brussels sprouts with crispy bits of bacon and a touch of sweetness from the maple syrup. One pan three ingredient recipe!

Brussels sprouts with bacon will convince anyone to at least try the vegetable. Gone are the days of boiling Brussels sprouts until they’re mushy balls of stinky nastiness. If you grew up eating sprouts that way I wouldn’t blame you if you still hate them to this day!

Maple Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts for Thanksgiving

I think there are a couple keys to making Brussels sprouts delicious. First, roasting them. Even with just oil, salt, and pepper, roasting at least brings out the natural sugars in the sprouts and caramelizes them so there’s more sweetness with a bit of crispness from the browned edges. Make sure the majority of the sprouts are on the pan cut side down so they caramelize nicely.

Now, to enhance that sweetness and crispiness I’ve added in maple and bacon. These two ingredients complement each other so perfectly. Especially if you’re a fan of the salty-sweet combination. The best part? As the tray cooks, the fat from the bacon renders and that’s what the Brussels roast in. So much flavor!

Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts feature caramelized roasted Brussels sprouts with crispy bits of bacon and a touch of sweetness from the maple syrup. One pan three ingredient recipe!

I also think these Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts work with all other Thanksgiving or holiday dinner flavors on the table!

Make Ahead

You can prep this dish all the way through roasting. Place the tray in your fridge until you’re ready to cook. It’s best served warm soon after cooking, otherwise the brusssels tend to get limp and wrinkly the longer they sit.

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Photos by Ashley McLaughlin.

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Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

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Yields 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Total Time 50 mins

Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts feature caramelized roasted Brussels sprouts with crispy bits of bacon and a touch of sweetness from the maple syrup. One pan three ingredient recipe!

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces (567 grams) Brussels sprouts, roots trimmed and cut in half
  • 5 slices bacon, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a medium mixing bowl, toss all ingredients until combined. Spread out onto a large rimmed baking sheet.

Roast until the bacon is crispy and the sprouts are caramelized, about 30 to 40 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Serve warm.

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Recipe Notes

This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled to feed a crowd!

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About Tessa...

Tessa is a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. She loves to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. She's on a mission to make the world a more unapologetically DELICIOUS place. Tessa lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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One Response to “Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts”

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    Sabrina — November 7, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    great side dish or even main dish on one of “those” nights, thank you for this recipe!

    5.0 rating

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