Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts are great for a holiday meal, or an everyday dinner. In this easy recipe, Brussels sprouts are tossed with bacon; then oven baked to crispy perfection and drizzled with maple syrup. Just a few ingredients yield a flavorful side dish that pairs wonderfully with a variety of entrees from baked chicken, steak or pork.
Cut bacon into 1/2-inch pieces and place in a 9x13 pan. Cook in the oven for 10 minutes.
While bacon is cooking, clean and trim Brussels sprouts and cut each one in half. If they are extra large, cut again.
After bacon has cooked for the first 10 minutes, add Brussels sprouts, oil and salt. Toss to combine. Do NOT overcrowd the pan with sprouts. Brussels sprouts will cook best when the flat edge is flush against the pan.
Cook an additional 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and drizzle the maple syrup over the top. Toss and give the Brussels a taste. Add more salt and pepper as needed. Best served immediately.
Oven roasted Brussels sprouts are best served right away, so that the Brussels and bacon are crispy. However, I do enjoy leftovers served over a salad and they will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For best results, reheat leftovers in a skillet on the stovetop to crisp everything up. You can also reheat in the microwave.Photos by Sasha at Eat Love Eats.