Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts are seriously addicting.

Fresh Brussels sprouts are tossed with savory bacon, seasoned salt, and pure maple syrup — roasted until golden brown.

The result: a sweet, salty, smoky, crispy side that doesn’t really feel like eating veggies.

The great news is you don’t need a lot of ingredients or effort to make this delicious side dish. Plus, it works for a variety of occasions, from a weeknight dinner to a holiday gathering.

These maple bacon brussel sprouts will not disappoint!

Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts are seriously addicting. 

Fresh Brussels sprouts are tossed with savory bacon, seasoned salt, and pure maple syrup — roasted until golden brown. 

The result: a sweet, salty, smoky, crispy side that doesn’t really feel like eating veggies. 

The great news is you don’t need a lot of ingredients or effort to make this delicious side dish. Plus, it works for a variety of occasions, from a weeknight dinner to a holiday gathering. 

These maple bacon brussel sprouts will not disappoint!

Why KJ Loves

Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts

These are some of my favorite brussel sprouts! I love how everything comes together on one sheet pan and is loaded with so much flavor. These sprouts are addicting!

The Best Way to Eat Brussels Sprouts

During a visit to Grand Rapids, MI, my friend Haley whipped up amazing brussels sprouts that blew me away. She was kind enough to let me share the magic with everyone!

The problem with steamed or boiled Brussels sprouts is that they can get mushy. (I think that’s how the veggie must have gotten a bad rap in the first place!)

But roasting the Brussels sprouts with maple syrup gives them a caramelized, brown, crispy texture. 

Plus, the combo of salty bacon and sweet maple syrup gives these sprouts an edge. 

Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts Ingredients

Since this Brussels sprouts recipe doesn’t have many components, you want to make sure you are using quality ingredients. It is a game-changer! Here is what you will need:

Brussels sprouts

I quarter the larger ones and halve the smaller ones. You want to keep a fairly consistent size so they all cook at an even rate. 

Bacon

The applewood smoked bacon from Trader Joe’s is pretty hard to resist! I recommend thinner cuts of bacon, as they will crisp up better and cook through faster. 

Maple Syrup

This is where quality is key. You can use a standard syrup you would use for pancakes, but I highly recommend snagging a true, pure maple syrup. SO good! You can find it at Target and most grocery stores!

Seasoned Salt

This is ALWAYS in my pantry.

Olive Oil

How To Prepare Brussels Sprouts

Rinse and dry the Brussels sprouts to remove dirt and pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towel. 

Trim off the tough end of each Brussels sprout and remove any discolored or damaged outer leaves. 

Cut the large Brussels sprouts into quarters and the small Brussels sprouts in half. The key here is uniformity — you want them all to cook at the same rate!

Making Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. 

Add the Brussels sprouts onto a sheet pan along with the uncooked, chopped bacon. Evenly season with seasoned salt, maple syrup, and olive oil. Toss to coat.

Bake until the Brussels sprouts are crispy and caramelized. Stir and flip the Brussels sprouts halfway through the cooking process to brown and cook them evenly.

How To Serve Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

It’s hard to resist eating these straight off the sheet pan. If you do, you are a true champ. 

Serve these scrumptious sprouts for all types of occasions this fall and winter. From a weekday side to the holiday table, they won’t disappoint!

If you’re making these for a holiday, check out these Thanksgiving recipes and Christmas recipes to get some menu ideas. 

For a normal weeknight or weekend, here are some delicious entrees to try out. 

Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts FAQ

How do I store bacon Brussels sprouts?

Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to several days.

How do I reheat maple bacon Brussels sprouts?

Place the leftover sprouts on a sheet pan covered in foil and reheat in the oven until warm. 

Can you freeze Brussels sprouts?

These veggies don’t freeze well, so I wouldn’t recommend it. 

Do I need to soak Brussels sprouts before roasting them?

No, it’s not necessary. Some people like to do it to make them less bitter, but I find it to be an unnecessary step. 

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Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts are an addicting side dish! Fresh brussel sprouts are tossed together with chopped bacon, seasonings and a good maple syrup. Baked until golden brown and crispy, each bite is loaded full of flavor! You have to try this dang good way to make brussel sprouts!


Ingredients

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  • 2 pounds brussel sprouts, larger ones quartered and smaller ones halved
  • 6 oz bacon, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Add the brussel sprouts onto a sheet pan along with the chopped bacon. Evenly season with the seasoned salt, maple syrup and olive oil. Toss to coat.
  2. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the brussel sprouts are crispy and caramelized. Stir and flip the brussel sprouts halfway through the cooking process to get even browning and cooking. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Pure maple syrup really makes a difference in this recipe. SO good!
  • I like to use an applewood smoked bacon or a maple bacon for this recipe.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 276
  • Sugar: 7.2g
  • Sodium: 1200mg
  • Fat: 17g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.6g
  • Fiber: 5.7g
  • Protein: 15.7g
  • Cholesterol: 31mg

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3 Comments

  1. Sabrina

    I think 50 min is too long. Even at 45 min mine burnt for the most part. I’d lower the heat to 375 if doing 50 min. Otherwise at 425 you should be good at 30 min

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  2. Kaghy

    I found the same thing Sabrina. Mine were done at about 20 to 25 minutes at 425 degrees. Ended up overcooked even though I took them out at about 30 minutes.
    Will watch them closer next time so they don’t over cook.

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    • Denise

      Ty for your comment. It helps a lot to know this but I do bake brussel sprouts using another recipe and it’s 425 for 25 minutes so your time sounds right. I’m going to try these tomorrow.

      Reply

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