Roasted Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts
Roasted Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts are here to make eating your veggies even more delicious! These savory, sweet, and buttery brussel sprouts are roasted to tender perfection in the oven and accompany any main entree deliciously.
Roasted Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts
Guys, I just made these brussel sprouts the other night with Spicy Grilled Barbecue Ribs and believe me when I say it was the BEST weeknight dinner ever! It got me excited to make these brussel sprouts with other grilled meats, just to see how perfectly they’d pair. That’s when I realized… these sweet, yet savory roasted brussel sprouts are so delicious, they’d turn any dinner into the dinner ever! Even my picky eater in the house agrees, and that’s saying something.
I think the secret to getting kids interested in vegetables is to toss some bacon into the mix. That’s been my theory so far, and it’s been proven true every single time! Roasting these easy to make, flavor packed brussel sprouts is an incredible way to get even your pickiest eaters excited for veggies.
However, this may spoil them forever if they already like steamed brussel sprouts. Once you taste them with maple syrup and bacon, you can never go back to steamed!
Besides the incredible balance of sweet and savory flavors, this side dish is also incredible because of the tender consistency that’s reached by roasting them. As tender as they are, the best part is the delicious browning that also takes place in the oven.
The maple syrup combined with the heat of the oven create a caramelized affect that turns some of the outer leaves of the brussel sprouts brown, creating a rich, scrumptious flavor to them.
How to Make Them
Heat it up. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
Trim them. Trim the Brussels sprouts by removing any brown or yellow leaves and cutting off the stems.
Halve them. Cut the sprouts in half and add to a bowl.
Make the glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, olive oil and melted butter.
Toss them. Pour the mixture over the brussel sprouts then season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
Place them on a baking sheet. Arrange the brussel sprouts on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment and spread out into a single layer.
Add bacon! Sprinkle the bacon over the sprouts and transfer to the oven.
Roast them. Roast for 15 minutes, then stir with a wooden spoon to ensure even browning. Roast for an additional 30 minutes and stir again. Continue roasting for another 10-15 minutes or until they’re fork tender and the bacon is cooked.
Enjoy! Serve immediately, and enjoy your new favorite side dish!
What are the health benefits of brussel sprouts?
Don’t let the bacon, maple syrup and butter fool you… These brussel sprouts are still a healthy side dish! Did you know that brussel sprouts are rich with fiber and antioxidants? They also have a great amount of vitamins C, K, and more. Go ahead and treat yourself to a second serving of these delicious veggies – they’re not just tasty, but good for you, too.
How long will roasted maple brussel sprouts stay fresh?
In an airtight container in the refrigerator, these roasted veggies will stay fresh for about 3-4 days. To reheat, I recommend popping them back into the oven preheated to 350°F for just under 10 minutes, or until warmed through. The microwave is fine for reheating them, but the oven helps to preserve their delicious consistency.
Check out more of my favorite brussel sprouts recipes!
- Easy Cheesy Baked Brussel Sprouts Casserole
- Sheet Pan Chicken with Brussel Sprouts, Carrots and Potatoes
- Skillet Brussel Sprouts with Apples, Pecans, and Pomegranates
- Warm Brussel Sprouts Salad with Cranberries and Sunflower Seeds
Get the Recipe: Roasted Maple Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
- 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
- sheet pan
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Trim the Brussels sprouts by removing any brown or yellow leaves and cutting off the stems.
- Cut the sprouts in half and add to a bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, olive oil and melted butter.
- Pour the mixture over the Brussels sprouts then season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
- Arrange the Brussels sprouts on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment and spread out into a single layer.
- Sprinkle the bacon over the sprouts and transfer to the oven.
- Roast for 15 minutes, then stir with a wooden spoon to ensure even browning.
- Roast for an additional 30 minutes and stir again.
- Continue roasting for another 10-15 minutes or until they’re fork tender and the bacon is cooked.
- Serve immediately.