Roasted Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts are super easy to make and have a wonderful flavor! This is seriously the BEST way to serve up sprouts. Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or as a tasty side dish.
Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts are our favorite holiday side dish. They're just so tasty!
If you're looking for a way to make roasted Brussels sprouts extra tasty, then you're going to love this recipe.
Just roast up your sprouts, then slather them in chopped cooked bacon rashers and drizzle with maple syrup.
This recipe is perfect for people who think that they don't like Brussels sprouts. Roasting them makes them slightly crispy outside and tender inside. Then they're tossed with rich maple syrup and salty smokey bacon.
Holiday side dish perfection!
Serve them with Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Pineapple Stuffing, Microwave Green Bean Casserole, or Arkansas Green Beans with Bacon. Then add some Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes or Truffle Mashed Potatoes and you have the BEST easy, tasty holiday meal.
Why Make This Recipe
- Maple and bacon are the perfect flavors to make Brussels sprouts extra special.
- It's a family-friendly holiday side dish with sweetness that the kids will love.
- The sweetness of the maple syrup is balanced by the salty, smokey bacon and the earthy brussel sprouts.
- You start with roasted sprouts, which is a great way to cook them.
- Brussels Sprouts. Seasonal fresh brussels sprouts are perfect in this dish. Look for sprouts that aren't too brown with wilted leaves, for freshness.
- Bacon. Choose smoked or unsmoked, if you prefer, rashers of thick cut bacon.
- Maple Syrup. Maple syrup adds a wonderful sweet flavor, that works perfectly in contrast to the bacon. It turns into a delicious glaze on the sprouts.
- Olive Oil. Oil helps the sprouts to roast perfectly.
- Salt + Pepper. A pinch of seasoning lifts this dish and adds to the flavor.
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Wondering how to make this maple bacon brussels sprouts recipe? It's easy!
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Prepare the Brussells sprouts: First, you'll need to trim the base of the sprouts, as it can brown a bit. Then peel off any wilting of browning leaves. If some of the sprouts are large, cut them in half through the base.
Roast the sprouts: Toss the prepped sprouts with oil, salt, and pepper. Then spread it out evenly on a baking sheet. Roast for about 20 minutes or until golden and beginning to get crispy.
Meanwhile, cook the bacon: While the sprouts are roasting, cook the bacon in a frying pan over low heat until crisp, then pat dry with paper towels and chop it up.
Assemble the maple bacon brussels sprouts: Drizzle the roasted Brussels sprouts with the maple and sprinkle with the cooked chopped bacon. Return to the oven for 5 minutes so it all caramelizes together, then serve warm.
Cooking the brussels sprouts separately from the bacon is important because they cook at different times.
The maple syrup is added after roasting the sprouts, otherwise, it could burn in the roasting pan.
Try adding a dash of cayenne pepper to add another layer of flavor to the sprouts.
Swap the sprouts for cauliflower, broccoli, or a mix of the two!
Instead of maple syrup, use honey for a different sweet flavor.
Storage & Freezing
Storage: Store your maple bacon sprouts in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Reheating: Reheat in a saute pan on the stovetop over medium heat, stirring often.
Freezing: Freezing is not recommended for this dish, since the textures won't be as nice as fresh.
Holiday Side Dishes
If you're looking for more great Thanksgiving or Christmas side dishes, be sure to try these!
More Brussels Sprout Recipes
- Microwave Brussels Sprouts
- Brussels Sprouts Filo Pie
- Roasted Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
- Beer Battered Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts
No! Although they are both from the same family, sprouts aren't baby cabbages. Cabbages grow out of the ground, while Brussels sprouts grow on a long stalk.
Our favorite way is roasted. It stops them from becoming soggy and they get a wonderful crispy exterior and tender inside.
Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts
- Rimmed baking sheet
- Frying Pan
- 2 pounds Brussels sprouts
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon each salt and black pepper
- 4 rashers of bacon
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Trim the Brussels sprouts and cut larger ones in half, then place them into a bowl with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
- Spread the Brussels sprouts onto a baking sheet in a single layer and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden on the edges and cooked through. Smaller sprouts will need less time.
- Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a frying pan over a low heat until crisp, then pat dry with paper towels and chop it up.
- Drizzle the roasted Brussels sprouts with the maple and sprinkle with the cooked chopped bacon. Return to the oven for 5 minutes, then serve warm.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.