These Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts are an addicting vegetable appetizer! Roasted, tender brussels sprouts wrapped in salty bacon with a brown sugar topping!
Dare we say that brussels sprouts are addicting? Yep, we’re saying it. The same way that we feel about these Air Fryer Green Beans and our family favorite, Peas and Bacon. Addicting, delicious vegetables that you won’t be able to stop eating.
Why You’ll Love Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
Not only are we excited to share these Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts recipe with you, we have lots of helpful tips and details to make this recipe look and taste it’s best!
However, if you’re ready to dive right into making this addicting appetizers, scroll down to the recipe card or click the “jump to recipe” button above the first photo.
Ingredients You’ll Need
Of course, you’ll need the brussels sprouts, then just a few simple ingredients to take these sprouts over the top!
- Brussels Sprouts
- Real Maple Syrup
- Brown Sugar
- Cayenne Pepper
How To Make Brussels Sprouts Wrapped In Bacon
You can absolutely prep these sprouts ahead of time and bake them right before serving. For a full list of instructions, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- STEP 1 – Trim the ends off of the brussels sprouts and leave them whole. Next cut strips of bacon in half and wrap each brussels sprout in the bacon. Lay the wrapped sprouts seam side down on a non-stick aluminum foil lined baking sheet. If you don’t have non-stick aluminum foil you can spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray, or use parchment paper instead.
- STEP 2 – Brush the bacon with maple syrup. Sprinkle brown sugar and a small pinch of cayenne pepper on top of each sprout. Bake for 25 minutes at 425 degrees.
What Dipping Sauce Can I Serve These Brussels Sprouts With?
We like to dip our sprouts in a simple garlic aioli, but there are other options, too! Honestly, these sprouts are super delicious as is, but if you want a little something extra, we’ve got ideas for you!
Can I Make This AppetizerAhead Of Time?
You can prep these Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts ahead of time, but they do need to be cooked right before serving.
Of course, if we have leftover sprouts we’ll throw them in the microwave for a quick snack or another quick appetizer, but they just aren’t as good as when they are first made.
But you can have the sprouts prepped and read to go on a sheet pan to save time, just add the brown sugar right before cooking so that it doesn’t melt and run off the bacon.
What Kind Of Bacon Is Best For This Recipe?
Regular sliced bacon is all you need. Not thick cut, as thick cut bacon won’t crisp up in the oven as quickly as a regular slice of bacon. You can definitely experiment with different bacon flavors, though like maple bacon or hickory smoked.
Turkey bacon is not ideal for this brussels sprouts recipe, we need a little bit of the fat from regular bacon to make these appetizers taste their best!
More Bacon Wrapped Appetizer Recipes
If it were up to me, we’d be wrapping all our appetizers in bacon but I know we have to draw the line somewhere. Here’s a few ideas for you!
- Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies
- Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
- Bacon Wrapped Scallops
- Bacon Wrapped Glazed Carrots
Looking For More Appetizer Recipes?
- Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks
- Pan Con Tomate (Like bruschetta but with fresh tomato puree)
- Whipped Feta Bruschetta
- Candied Pecans
- Shrimp Puffs
These Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts are always a hit at parties! A one-bite appetizer with a sweet and salty combination of flavors!
- 1 pound brussels sprouts, washed and ends trimmed
- 1 pound bacon (not thick sliced)
- 1/4 cup real maple syrup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Lay the strips of bacon on a cutting board and cut each strip in half. Wrap each brussels sprout with piece of bacon and place on a parchment or aluminum foil lined baking sheet with the bacon seam side down. Repeat with the remaining brussels sprouts.
- Brush each brussels sprout with maple syrup, then sprinkle some brown sugar on each brussels sprout. If using, sprinkle a little cayenne pepper on each sprout as well.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until the sprouts are tender and the bacon is crisp. Serve immediately with dipping sauce of choice. (see full post for ideas)
Store: Store leftovers in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Reheat: Reheating these brussels sprouts in the microwave is fine but the bacon won’t be crispy. For crispy bacon upon reheating, use the oven or an air fryer.
- Category: Appetizers
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
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