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These Maple Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts are sweet, smoky, and spicy.  They are the perfect winter or holiday side dish!

These Maple Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts are sweet, smoky, and spicy. They are the perfect winter or holiday side dish!

These Maple Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts are sweet, smoky, and spicy. They are the perfect winter or holiday side dish!

Oh hi everyone, and Happy November!  October flew by far too quickly in my opinion, and I am not quite ready to welcome winter with open arms.  Although Mr. Briar assured me that I still have at least a month of fall, it sure is looking like early winter out there.  However there is one thing that I do love about this time of year, and that is the holidays.  I love any and all holidays, but Thanksgiving and Christmas are always my favorite.  I love everything from the decor to the parties, and most importantly, the food.  Not just the food, but the gathering of family and friends to cook and eat together.  The last few years Mr. Briar and I have been more solitary for various reasons, but we hope that this year we will be able to share the holidays with some of our loved ones.
These Maple Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts are sweet, smoky, and spicy. They are the perfect winter or holiday side dish!

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Normally I like to stick to the traditional basics for Thanksgiving.  Don’t be messing with my traditions and make everything all fancy!  But I can give a little leeway on the green vegetable.  Some people are staunch supporters of the green been casserole, and that is fine if it is your thing, but I’ve never been a big fan.  I have been known to serve roasted broccoli on Thanksgiving, but I like that these Maple Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts make a unique alternative and they would be just as comfortable on your big holiday table as they would with any other weeknight dinner.  The smokiness from the bacon compliments the hint of sweetness from the maple syrup – not too much, this isn’t dessert!  I added some soy sauce and rice vinegar to give the dish a little complexity.
These Maple Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts are sweet, smoky, and spicy. They are the perfect winter or holiday side dish!These Maple Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts are sweet, smoky, and spicy. They are the perfect winter or holiday side dish!

Of course you don’t need to save these Maple Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts  for Thanksgiving.  Make them any night that you want to enjoy some sweet and smoky brussels sprouts as a side dish.  Not a fan of brussels sprouts?  Give these a try, you might be surprised!

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Maple Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Prep 10 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
These Maple Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts are sweet, smoky, and spicy.  They are the perfect winter or holiday side dish!

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound brussels sprouts ends trimmed and cut in half
  • 2 slices thick cut bacon cut in half lengthwise and cut into 1/2 inch lardons
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • pinch red pepper flakes

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with foil, set aside.
  • Whisk together the maple syrup, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
  • Place the bacon lardons in a cold skillet and place over medium heat. Allow the bacon to render some fat and cook until about halfway done, 5-10 minutes. Bacon should be softened but not crispy.
  • Add the brussels sprouts to the pan and toss to coat in the bacon fat. Pour in the soy sauce mixture and stir to coat.
  • Pour the contents of the pan into the lined baking sheet and arrange the sprouts in a single layer. Try to get the cut sides facing down so that they can brown.
  • Roast in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes, or until sprouts are tender and starting to turn golden.
  • Best served right away when they are hot!

Notes

All ovens are different - please use your best judgement and remove earlier if they are overcooking!

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 96.9mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1.7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
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These Maple Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts are sweet, smoky, and spicy. They are the perfect winter or holiday side dish!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello! I’m Meghan.

I am so glad that you are here! I am the recipe developer, photographer, and writer here at my blog Fox and Briar. I am a passionate, self-taught home cook and believe that most things are better homemade and that good food doesn’t need to be complicated.

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love roasting brussels sprouts until the outer layers resemble chips. But yum they would taste so good with maple and bacon! Sweet and savory always wins me over!

  2. Meghan, I love sprouts and for sure will be giving this one a go! Probably make it for myself before introducing it at Thanksgiving. Love your posts and I’m sure I will love these little green globes!