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Roasted Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts

These simple roasted maple-bacon brussels sprouts are tender on the inside and crusted with salty crispiness on the outside. Right before serving, drizzle them with a sweet maple-balsamic glaze. If you’re serving these for a holiday dinner, everything can be prepped ahead of time and baked off before the main meal.

Brussel sprouts in a pink bowl drizzled with balsamic vinegar glaze.

Ingredients: 

  • brussels sprouts
  • bacon
  • olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • balsamic vinegar
  • maple syrup
  • Sea salt

Roasted brussels sprouts served in a pink speckled bowl with a gold serving spoon.

How to make Roasted Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts: 

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Trim and halve brussels sprouts. Pat dry with paper towels so the sprouts will crisp up and brown. Arrange sprouts evenly over one or two baking sheets so they have room in between each other. Distribute bacon evenly over sprouts. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt (the bacon will also add salt), and pepper to taste.
  3. Roast for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and toss brussels sprouts to ensure even cooking. Return to the oven for 5–10 minutes, or until sprouts are browned and bacon is crispy.
  4. While brussels sprouts are roasting, prepare maple-balsamic glaze. Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and a small pinch of salt. Simmer, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens into a glaze, about 5 minutes.
  5. Drizzle maple-balsamic glaze over brussels sprouts before serving.

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Brussel sprouts served in a pink bowl with a golden serving spoon.

Roasted Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These simple roasted maple-bacon brussels sprouts are tender on the inside and crusted with salty crispiness on the outside. Right before serving, drizzle them with a sweet maple-balsamic glaze.


Ingredients

Scale

For brussels sprouts:
2 lb brussels sprouts
8 oz bacon, diced
3 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For glaze:
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
Sea salt


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Trim and halve brussels sprouts. Pat dry with paper towels so the sprouts will crisp up and brown. Arrange sprouts evenly over one or two baking sheets so they have room in between each other. Distribute bacon evenly over sprouts. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt (the bacon will also add salt), and pepper to taste.
  3. Roast for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and toss brussels sprouts to ensure even cooking. Return to the oven for 5–10 minutes, or until sprouts are browned and bacon is crispy.
  4. While brussels sprouts are roasting, prepare maple-balsamic glaze. Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and a small pinch of salt. Simmer, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens into a glaze, about 5 minutes.
  5. Drizzle maple-balsamic glaze over brussels sprouts before serving.

Keywords: brussel sprout, bacon, maple

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