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Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Toasted Pecans is an all-time favorite side dish for the season. The flavors are rich and slightly sweet, with maple syrup and the smokey, savory notes from bacon, make this dish irresistible!
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Enamored with Brussels sprouts since I first saw their majestic stalks growing in a local kitchen garden, I began experimenting with this vegetable years ago in the early years of my marriage.
A Brussel Sprouts Story
I mentioned being enamoured with these majestic stalks of Brussel sprouts. Much as I was with my new husband. You can imagine my disappointment when I couldn’t endear them to him.
Until… I discovered something about men.
They love bacon.
I began adding bacon and maple syrup to those ill-fated Brussels sprouts. It’s funny how those simple additions can suddenly turn adverse people into fans.
Encouraged, I began bringing this dish to block parties and potlucks… and as a result, I have also made other non-brussels sprout people into fans.
Brussels Sprouts Origins
Brussels sprouts were named after the capital of Belgium, where they were first grown. They were introduced to America by French settlers in Louisiana and nutritionally are high in potassium and a good source of vitamins A and C.
Here is a family favorite standout dish to accompany almost any entree, from salmon to chicken, beef, or pork… and most definitely… turkey.
Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts Ingredients
You will find ingredient measurements in the recipe card below, but here is a quick list of what you will need to make this delicious side dish.
- Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved.
- Bacon: I prefer center-cut bacon
- Aromatics: garlic cloves, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste
- Maple syrup: be sure to use pure maple syrup for the best flavor
- Toasted pecans for garnish
How to Make Maple Roasted Brussels
Begin by preheating the oven to 375 degrees and lining a baking sheet with parchment or foil for easy cleanup.
Step 1: Prepare the Brussel Sprouts
Removing any yellow or brown outer leaves from the sprouts, cut off the stems and slice in half. In a large bowl, toss them with the bacon, garlic, olive oil and maple syrup. Once everything is coated, evenly spread them onto the prepared baking sheet and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 2: Roast
Place sheet pan in the center of the oven and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, or until fork tender, stirring halfway through. Baking time will depend on how large the sprouts are. Toss with toasted pecans before serving.
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Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
- sheet pan
- 1 lbs brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
- 4 bacon center cut, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup toasted pecans for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment or foil for easy cleanup.
- Prepare the Brussels sprouts by removing any yellow or brown outer leaves, cut off the stems, and slice in half. Toss the Brussels sprouts, bacon, garlic, olive oil, and maple syrup in a large bowl. Once everything is coated, spread them onto the prepared baking sheet—season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Roast in the oven for 25-35 minutes, or until fork tender, stirring half way through. Baking time will vary depending on how large the sprouts are. Toss with toasted pecans before serving.
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