These Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts have the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavor! Crispy bacon and crunchy walnuts tossed with oven roasted Brussels sprouts. A 20 minute, one pan side dish!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe
Because we all know that anything with bacon is going to be a hit. That definitely includes these Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts! Salty bacon with toasted walnuts combined with crispy roasted sprouts, you just know there’s nothing not to love here.
Oh, and let’s not forget to mention that we’re tossing all of this deliciousness with some real maple syrup to give that perfect sweet and salty balance.
This brussels sprouts recipe is going to be on your permanent rotation. For dinner nights, parties and for sure holiday dinners!
Ingredients For Making Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Just a few, simple ingredients is all you need to get started on these sprouts! Make sure to get real maple syrup for this recipe!
- Real Maple Syrup: The real stuff is the only thing that will work here, not pancake syrup, for this sprouts recipe.
- Brussels Sprouts: 2 pounds of brussels sprouts, sliced in half or quartered if very large.
- Bacon: About 6 strips, cooked and crumbled
- Walnuts: The walnuts will toast when you add them to the sheet, pan, but if you want them to be extra toasty, warm them in a pan a few minutes before adding to the brussels sprouts.
- Olive oil, salt and black pepper
How To Make Crispy, Roasted Brussels Sprouts
There’s a few things to remember when making roasted vegetables of any kind. First, you have to start with a hot oven. Anything lower than 400 degrees isn’t going to give you that crispy texture that you’re looking for.
Second, you have to leave enough space on the sheet pan for the vegetables to roast properly. If you crowd the pan, they’ll steam instead of roasting and crisping up. Use two pans if needed to give the sprouts enough space.
Third, season your vegetables generously! Use a little more salt and black pepper than you think you might need. Especially when you’re talking about 2 pounds of brussels sprouts as in this recipe.
Can I Make This Brussels Sprout Recipe Ahead Of Time?
The short answer is yes, but the better answer is that these sprouts are the crispiest when made fresh. Of course, we do make an extra batch of these Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts for easy meals during the week, too.
So again, while the sprouts are the crispiest when they are first out of the oven, they are still super delicious leftover, too!
What Dinner Recipes Go Well With Brussels Sprouts?
We touched on a couple up above, but there are many, many main courses that go wonderfully with brussels sprouts.
Head over to our Dinner Ideas Menu for all the recipes that you could ever need!
- Garlic Parmesan Steak Bites
- Grilled Salmon Recipe
- BBQ Pork Chops
- Crispy Teriyaki Salmon Bites
- Roasted Turkey Breast
- Beef Wellington
Want Some More Brussels Sprouts Recipes?
- The BEST Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Sheet Pan Loaded Brussels Sprouts
- Crock Pot Crispy Brussels Sprouts
- Our Famous Brussels Sprouts Casserole!
Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts have the perfect balance of sweet, salt and crunch! These brussels sprouts are so good, you can eat them on their own, or serve them with most any dinner recipe!
- 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half, larger sprouts can be cut into quarters
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Fresh black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup real maple syrup
- 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Place the Brussels sprouts on a 13 inch by 18 inch sheet pan in a single layer. Drizzle on the olive and and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. If you don’t have a large enough sheet pan, use two instead of crowding the pan.
- Roast for 10 minutes and then remove the sprouts from the oven. Drizzle on the maple syrup and then add the crumbled bacon and walnuts and toss to coat the ingredients.
- Roast the Brussels sprouts for another 7-8 minutes until the sprouts are tender and caramelized. The cooking time will depend on the size of your Brussels sprouts, larger sprouts will need more time in the oven at the first step, before adding the maple syrup and bacon.
- Serve immediately with fresh black pepper on top or grated parmesan cheese (optional)
Store: Cool the brussels sprouts to room temperature before storing in an air tight container. The brussels sprouts will keep in the refrigerator for 4 days.
Reheat: Reheat leftover sprouts in the microwave.
Freeze: Freeze cooled brussels sprouts in a resealable freezer bag for up to 6 months. To reheat frozen sprouts, warm in a 350 degrees oven or add to a skillet with a drizzle of olive oil. Microwaving will make the spouts softer in texture.
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
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