Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon


  • 2 lb. brussels sprouts, halved & outer leaves removed
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground garlic
  • 1-2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 4 strips nitrate-free bacon


Step 1

Preheat oven to 425

Step 2

Halve brussels sprouts and remove outer leaves

Step 3

Line baking pan with foil

Step 4

Toss brussels sprouts with oil, salt, and pepper

Step 5

Roast, stirring mid-way, for 20-25 minutes until caramelized and tender

Step 6

While roasting, cook bacon using desired method (oven, microwave, or skillet), let cool and set aside

Step 7

When brussels sprouts are done, heat 1 tsp oil in a large skillet and transfer them to the skillet

Step 8

Pour 1 tbsp maple syrup over the brussels sprouts and toss to coat evenly with a wooden spoon

Step 9

Let cook for 3 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring often

Step 10

Taste and add the 2nd tbsp maple, based on desired taste (I didn’t find it needed it)

Step 11

Sprinkle bacon and extra Himalayan sea salt on top and serve hot

Courtesy of:  http://fastpaleo.com/recipe/maple-roasted-brussels-sprouts-with-bacon/

Dori Ross