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!
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 who hates brussels sprouts 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.
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!
Toss brussels sprouts, onion, bacon, ghee, maple syrup, and salt and pepper in a large bowl until ingredients are well covered with oil.
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.