These maple bacon brussels sprouts couldn’t be easier to make! Everything is tossed in a delicious maple garlic dressing and then roasted on a baking sheet in the oven. The result is the perfect crunchy brussels sprouts, with sweetness from the maple syrup and a bit of salty flavor from the bacon.
Baked Brussels Sprouts
Need a new easy side dish idea? Try this maple bacon brussels sprouts recipe and you won’t be disappointed!
I love roasting vegetables (just like our roasted cabbage steaks) on a baking sheet for healthy recipes, but sometimes you just need a little extra kick of flavor to change things up.
That’s what this recipe does! It uses a simple dressing made from olive oil, maple syrup, minced garlic, salt and pepper. It’s sweet and savory.
The saltiness from the bacon is so flavorful next to the maple syrup! I just love a recipe like this one to serve with any Fall recipe like
Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts Video
Watch my easy tutorial video to see just how easy making this roasted bacon brussels sprouts recipe really is.
Sometimes all you need are a few simple ingredients to create that “wow factor” with a veggie! Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe, but please also note that the full recipe ingredients are included in the recipe card at the bottom of this blog post.
- BRUSSELS SPROUTS – Sometimes they come in packages and are pre-sliced. This is handy as you just need to wash them and slice in half. Discard any Brussels sprouts that have small black dots (aka bugs). Sometimes you can remove a leaf or two and eat the rest. Or slice off the black piece.
- BACON – Use your favorite bacon. We typically use Costco brand for the price and taste. You will need to chop the bacon into small pieces. Use a sharp knife and a cutting board, or kitchen scissors.
- OLIVE OIL – I prefer to use olive oil, but you can also use vegetable oil, canola oil or avocado oil.
- MAPLE SYRUP – Adds the perfect sweetness! Be sure to use pure real maple syrup and not maple flavored syrup. They’re not the same thing.
- GARLIC – I used 4 minced garlic cloves because we love garlic! You can use more or less, depending on your preference.
- SALT AND PEPPER – I always prefer to use sea salt as the taste is so much better. You can season with salt and pepper to your family’s preference.
How To Make Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Here’s an overview of how to make the recipe with the full instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of this blog post.
- PREP – Preheat the oven to 400°F. Prep a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Slice the brussels sprouts and bacon.
- DRESSING – Add the olive oil, maple syrup, minced garlic, salt and pepper to a large bowl. Mix everything together to create the sauce that will coat everything (it’s so yummy!)
- TOSS – Now add in the brussels sprouts and chopped bacon. Give everything a good toss to evenly coat it all.
- BAKE – Pour everything onto the prepared baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping the ingredients halfway through with a spatula.
- Let the brussels sprouts cool completely. Transfer them to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
- Brussels sprouts will naturally lose their crispiness when storing leftovers. You can gain that crunch back by adding them to the frying pan, baking them (or using the broiler), or even popping them in the air fryer!
- If you’re okay with softer brussels sprouts, you can also reheat them in the microwave for 1-2 minutes and serve.
- Peel off a few individual leaves from the Brussels sprouts and use those too! They’ll create the perfect crispy crunchy pieces, similar to kale chips!
- Keep an eye on the Brussels sprouts in the last few minutes. The maple syrup will carmelize the veggies but can also burn easily because of the sugar.
- Toss everything halfway through roasting time using a spatula. This will help to ensure that everything gets crispy on all sides.
- This recipe tastes best when served right away while everything is still warm, and crunchy with a hint of sweetness! Feel free to season with a bit more salt and pepper just before serving.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
- Wash and slice the stems off the brussels sprouts. Slice them lengthwise. Chop the raw bacon into bite-size pieces.
- Add the olive oil, maple syrup, minced garlic, salt and pepper to a large bowl. Mix everything together.Next, add in the brussels sprouts and chopped bacon pieces. Toss with the dressing until evenly coated.
- Spread the brussels sprouts mixture onto a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until edges are crispy and golden brown. Toss everything halfway through baking with a spatula.