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Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Tasty little Brussel sprouts wrapped in strips of bacon then brushed with real maple syrup and roasted until golden brown. Served with a creamy lemon dip or spicy maple syrup–this appetizer is perfect for the holiday season!

Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

We had a few Brussels sprouts in the fridge that needed to be used up so I went in search of some recipes for them online. I found a recipe for bacon-wrapped brussels sprouts on the Food Network and couldn’t wait to make them since I had all of the ingredients on hand. These little beauties were easy to make, smelled terrific while they baked, and tasted wonderful! I really loved dipping them in both the creamy lemon dipping sauce and the spicy maple syrup dipping sauce while my husband preferred the creamy lemon one. We both thought they were a tasty afternoon snack or appetizer.

Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Trim the stem ends from the Brussels sprouts, and halve them lengthwise. Put the sprout halves in a small bowl, and toss with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Lay the bacon strips next to each other on a work surface. Brush each slice with some maple syrup then cut them into half crosswise.

Wrap each Brussels sprout half with a strip of bacon so the seam is on the flat side. Brush the outside of the bacon with maple syrup then place the sprouts seam-side down on the parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet, leaving a bit of space between each of them. Season them with a bit more freshly cracked black pepper, to taste.

Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Roast, rotating the baking sheet halfway through until the bacon is crisp and the sprouts are tender when pierced with the tip of a knife, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix the mayonnaise, most of the lemon zest, and all the lemon juice in a small serving dish. Sprinkle the remaining lemon zest on top.

Pour about 1/4 cup maple syrup in a second small serving dish, and stir in as much black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes as you want, to taste.

Transfer the sprouts to a fresh baking sheet or serving platter, and serve with the creamy lemon dip and spicy maple syrup, for dipping. Enjoy.

Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

 

Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 - 20 Brussels Bites
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking / Original from Food Network

Equipment

Ingredients

Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts:

  • 8-10 Brussels Sprouts, trimmed & halved lengthwise
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 4-5 slices of center-cut bacon
  • 2-3 tbsp real maple syrup

Creamy Lemon Dip:

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • Zest & juice from 1/2 a lemon

Spicy Maple Syrup:

  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Trim the stem ends from the Brussels sprouts, and halve them lengthwise. Put the sprout halves in a small bowl, and toss with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Lay the bacon strips next to each other on a work surface. Brush each slice with some maple syrup, then cut them in half crosswise.
  • Wrap each Brussels sprout half with a strip of bacon so the seam is on the flat side. Brush the outside of the bacon with maple syrup then place the sprouts seam-side down on the parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet, leaving a bit of space between each of them. Season them with a bit more freshly cracked black pepper, to taste.
  • Roast, rotating the baking sheet halfway through until the bacon is crisp and the sprouts are tender when pierced with the tip of a knife, about 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mix the mayonnaise, most of the lemon zest, and all the lemon juice in a small serving dish. Sprinkle the remaining lemon zest on top.
  • Pour about 1/4 cup maple syrup in a second small serving dish, and stir in as much black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes as you want, to taste. 
  • Transfer the bacon-wrapped sprouts to a fresh baking sheet or serving platter, and serve with the creamy lemon dip and spicy maple syrup, for dipping. Enjoy.
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