Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

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.

brussels sprouts wrapped in bacon on a plate

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts Recipe

These Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts are right up there with some of our favorite one-bite appetizers. These tasty little sprouts can be assembled ahead of time and cooked right before serving, making them a wonderful appetizer for parties and holidays.

I’m pretty confident that even those who aren’t brussels sprouts fans are going to love these bacon wrapped goodies. Sweet and salty on the outside, with a tender roasted brussels sprout on the inside. A one-bite, pop in your mouth appetizer that can stand alone or be paired with your charcuterie board.

Ingredients For Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Of course, you’ll need the brussels sprouts, then just a few simple ingredients to take these sprouts over the top!

  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Bacon
  • Real Maple Syrup
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cayenne Pepper
ingredients to make bacon wrapped brussels sprouts

How To Make Brussels Sprouts Wrapped In Bacon

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.

You don’t need to use a toothpick to secure the bacon on the sprout because we’re going to overlap the bacon and lay it seam side down on the baking sheet.

After you have wrapped the brussels sprouts in a piece of bacon, lay it 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.

Brush the bacon with maple syrup and them sprinkle brown sugar and cayenne (just a touch!) pepper on top of each sprout. Bake for 25 minutes and dig in!

bacon wrapped brussels sprouts on a plate

What Can I Serve This Brussels Sprout Recipe 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!

bacon wrapped brussels sprouts on a plate

Can These Brussels Sprouts Be Made Ahead 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.

a brussel sprout wrapped in bacon on a plate with aioli

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!

brussels sprout dipped in aioli sauce

What Else Can I Wrap In Bacon?

Because everything is better when it’s wrapped in bacon, am I right??? 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!

brussel sprout wrapped in bacon on toothpick

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bacon wrapped brussels sprouts on a plate

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

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 regular slice bacon (not thick sliced)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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)
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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