Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

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!

Serve these delicious, hearty sprouts with a Simple Roast Chicken or a restaurant style New York Strip Steak Dinner!

brussels sprouts with bacon and walnuts on a sheet pan

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, crispy bacon with toasted walnuts combined with tender, 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 to make maple bacon brussels sprouts

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

You only need one sheet pan to make these delectable, roasted sprouts!

  1. 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.
  2. Roast at 425 degrees 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.
  3. Roast the Brussels sprouts for another 7-8 minutes until the sprouts are tender and caramelized.
  4. Serve immediately.

Tips For Success!

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 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.

This brussels sprouts recipe is perfect for meal prepping or just an easy side to a steak dinner or a chicken recipe like this Chicken Marsala.

So again, while the sprouts are the crispiest when they are first out of the oven, they are still super delicious leftover, too!

roasted brussels sprouts with bacon

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!

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brussels sprouts with bacon and walnuts on a sheet pan

Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

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!

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

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

Keywords: mantitlement, brussels sprouts recipe, roasted brussels sprouts, recipes with bacon, holiday sides, vegetable sides

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