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December 12, 2019

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon (Paleo)

These maple roasted brussels sprouts with bacon are crispy on the outside and buttery soft on the inside. An easy and healthy side dish that even brussels sprouts haters will love!

Maple roasted brussels sprouts with bacon on a white plate with a wooden spoon

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON AND MAPLE SYRUP

Did you know only 51 percent of people actually like brussels sprouts?

I used to be one of those people until I started eating a variety of different vegetables, and suddenly my taste palate made a drastic change.

I was terrified to try brussels sprouts. Hearing the horror stories of how awful they were, and I believed everyone for so long. But now, I don’t get it. Brussels sprouts taste amazing, and they are so good for you. Every time I’m with people that I know don’t like them, I try my hardest to convince them to try these maple roasted brussels sprouts with bacon.

I truly believe that if you’ve tried brussels sprouts once, and didn’t like them, then they just weren’t cooked right. Give brussels sprouts another chance and try these roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and maple syrup.

I promise YOU will fall in love, as well as anybody you know who envies brussels sprouts. Stop the hate!

WHAT YOU NEED:

Easy peasy. Only 5 ingredients to make this delicious brussels sprouts recipe:

Bacon, brussels sprouts, yellow onion, ghee, and maple syrup on a baking sheet

HOW TO MAKE THESE MAPLE ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON

Step 1: Trim & Slice

Trim the ends off the brussels sprouts, and slice in half lengthwise (top to bottom). Slice the onion into vertical slices. Lastly, slice the bacon into 1″ strips.

Step 2: Toss

Toss the brussels sprouts, onion, bacon, melted ghee, maple syrup, and salt and pepper in a medium-large bowl. Toss until ingredients are well coated.

Step 3: Roast

Pour ingredients onto a baking sheet and roast for 30-35 minutes, tossing the brussels sprouts half way through. Roast until brussels sprouts are golden brown, and bacon is crispy to your liking.

Uncooked brussels sprouts, onion, and bacon on a sheet pan.

TIPS AND VARIATIONS:

  • Use honey if you don’t have maple syrup.
  • For Whole30, omit the maple syrup. The brussels sprouts will still taste delicious.
  • High temperatures are the key to roasting brussels sprouts. This is what causes them to caramelize, adding a crispy flavor to the brussels sprouts and bacon. Keep the oven temperature above 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Use a high quality bacon that is humanely raised, and sugar free. I recommend Applegate Naturals Thick Cut Bacon.
  • Remove any old outer leaves when trimming and slicing the brussels sprouts, or keep the leaves on the pan and roast them for brussels sprouts chips like I did!
  • If you don’t have ghee, use grass-fed butter, olive oil, or avocado oil instead.
Roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and onions on baking sheet

MAKE WITH:

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Enjoy, friends!

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Maple roasted brussels sprouts with bacon on a white plate with a wooden spoon

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon


  • Author: Abbey Blackwell
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30-35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

These maple roasted brussels sprouts with bacon are crispy on the outside and buttery soft on the inside. An easy and healthy side dish that even brussels sprouts haters will love!


Ingredients

Scale

1 pound (or 4 cups) fresh brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

1/2 medium yellow onion, sliced

34 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces

1 tablespoon ghee, melted

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Toss brussels sprouts, onion, bacon, ghee, maple syrup, and salt and pepper in a large bowl until ingredients are well covered with oil.
  3. Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet and spread evenly. Bake for 30-35 minutes, and flip once, halfway through cooking time. Bake until brussels sprouts are golden brown, and bacon is crisp to your liking. Serve immediately.

Notes

Reheat: To reheat, microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Roasted brussels sprouts, maple bacon roasted brussels sprouts, oven roasted brussels sprouts with bacon, maple syrup brussels sprouts

Maple roasted brussels sprouts with bacon, and onions on a white plate with a wooden spoon

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