Maple Balsamic Glazed Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
These Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts are simply the best! They’re crispy, sweet, savory, and easy to make.
Brussels Sprouts can be a hit or miss. Sometimes they just don’t hit the mark, and other times they’re amazing. This is one of those times where they knock it out of the park! This is probably my new favorite way to eat brussels sprouts! It’s sweet, savory, and absolutely perfect for an appetizer or side dish for the fall and winter holidays.
Why you’ll love these Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
- They’re the perfect appetizer! Look no further for the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer! This is it!
- They’re straight forward to make. The only real work is wrapping, which is easy to do!
- They’re the perfect balance of sweet and savory. The bacon and brussels adds the savory touch, and the glaze is naturally sweet.
The Ingredients for Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
- Brussel Sprouts. It’s best to buy whole brussels sprouts and halve them at home to keep them fresh.
- Bacon. I find it best to use bacon that doesn’t have a lot of extra seasonings so the glaze really sings!
- Maple Syrup, Balsamic Vinegar, Coconut Sugar, and Coconut Aminos. This is the glaze that gives the brussels sprouts and bacon all of the flavor!
- Mayo, Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, and Lemon Juice. This makes the garlic lemon aioli perfect for dipping!
- Fresh Thyme.
How to make Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts in the Oven
- Combine the ingredients for the glaze.
- Slice the bacon. Slice the bacon in half, or to where it easily wraps around a brussels sprout. If your brussels sprouts are smaller, you may need to slice your bacon into fourths.
- Coat the bacon and brussels sprouts in the glaze.
- Roll the brussels sprouts. Prepare your brussels sprouts by rolling one of the halves in a strip of bacon and piercing with a bamboo toothpick to hold the bacon in place. Transfer to a baking sheet and repeat for all of the ingredients.
- Bake and serve with aioli.
Tips and Tricks for making Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
- Serve it with a dip! Everything is better with a dip, right? Especially if it’s an appetizer. I serve these with a lemon aioli, but it’s honestly still delicious even without a dip.
- Cut your bacon to fit the brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts can vary greatly in size. It’s best to physically wrap a piece of bacon around your Brussels sprout to judge how much it needs to be trimmed.
Can you make Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts in the Air Fryer?
Yes, bacon is always great in the air fryer! Prep as directed and air fry at 375 F for 15-20 minutes.
Can you make Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts ahead of time? How do you reheat them?
These are definitely best fresh to get the optimal crisp. However, if you’re serving them for Thanksgiving and want to make them ahead of time, simply reheat under the broiler or in the air fryer for just a few minutes to recrisp.
Do you need skewers for the Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts?
It’s best to use toothpicks or mini skewers to keep the bacon in place and keep it from unraveling in the oven when it bakes. However, I prefer to remove them when I serve it, but it’s just a personal preference.
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- Bacon, Date and Apple Brussels Sprouts Skillet
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Apples, and Bacon
- Oven Roasted Bacon Twists
The Best Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Diet: Gluten Free
For the brussels sprouts
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
- 1 lb bacon
- 1 lb Brussels sprouts, halved
- 2 tsp fresh thyme
For the garlic lemon aioli
- 1/3 cup mayo (use this for AIP)
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- Juice of half a lemon
- Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine the maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, coconut sugar, coconut aminos, garlic, and black pepper. Whisk together and set aside.
- Slice the bacon in half, or to where it easily wraps around a brussels sprout. If your brussels sprouts are smaller, you may need to slice your bacon into fourths.
- Spoon out about 2 tbsp of the glaze and brush the bacon with the glaze on both sides to give it a light coating. Toss your brussels sprouts with the remainder of the glaze.
- Prepare your brussels sprouts by rolling one of the halves in a strip of bacon and piercing with an oven safe bamboo toothpick to hold the bacon in place. Transfer to a baking sheet and repeat for all of the ingredients.
- Transfer the brussels sprouts to the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until crisp and caramelized. Remove from the oven and carefully remove the tooth picks if desired. Top with fresh thyme to serve.
- To make the aioli, combine the ingredients in a bowl and serve alongside the brussels sprouts for dipping.
I don’t add extra salt to this recipe as the bacon is already very salty, but you can salt to taste.
All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.
- Prep Time: 25
- Cook Time: 35
- Category: appetizer
- Method: Baked
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 85
- Fat: 2.1g
- Carbohydrates: 14.9g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 3.3g
Keywords: Brussels sprouts, bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts
This looks delicious! What type of compliant bacon do you use?