Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

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Sweet, salty, and savory, oven-roasted bacon-wrapped Brussels Sprouts are the perfect side dish or appetizer!

Wrap Brussels sprouts in bacon strips, brush them with maple syrup, and roast until the bacon is sticky-crisp.

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Ingredients for Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts – If the Brussels are large, cut them in half, if they’re smaller they can be left whole. This recipe works best with fresh Brussels as frozen can release too much water.

Bacon – Use regular strips of bacon (not thick) and cut them into thirds. Thick-cut bacon will take too long to crisp, which overcooks the Brussels sprouts.

Glaze – Maple syrup makes this recipe super easy, but Brussels can be sprinkled with brown sugar (like we do for bacon-wrapped mini smokies). Feel free to mix in your faves including balsamic vinegar, sriracha, cayenne pepper, or honey.

ingredients to make bacon wrapped brussels sprouts

How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Just 3 ingredients & 3 steps

  1. Clean Brussels sprouts and cut them in half vertically if they are large.
  2. Cut slices of bacon. Wrap bacon around Brussels sprouts.
  3. Brush with maple syrup and bake (as per recipe below).
brushing sauce on bacon wrapped brussels sprouts

Helpful Hints

  • Place bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts with the seam side down so they don’t come apart during baking.
  • Make sure the Brussels are all uniform in size so they cook at the same rate.
  • Any type of glaze can be used in this recipe, ensure it’s not too salty as the bacon has a lot of salt.
  • These can be oven-baked or cooked in the air fryer (see recipe notes).
close up of Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts cooked on a baking sheet


Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer, microwave, or stovetop.

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Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts are the perfect sweet and savory bite.

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 35 minutes

Total Time 40 minutes

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 ½ pounds fresh Brussels sprouts
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Wash & trim Brussels sprouts, discard any discolored leaves. If they are large, cut them in half.

  • Cut each slice of bacon into thirds.

  • Wrap 1 slice of bacon around each sprout and place them seam side down on the baking sheet. If using smaller whole Brussels sprouts, you can secure the bacon with a toothpick if needed.

  • Brush the top of the bacon with the maple syrup.

  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until bacon is crisp and brussels sprouts are tender.

  • Optional additions to the maple syrup include cayenne pepper or sriracha or sprinkle the top with red pepper flakes to taste before baking.
  • These can be prepared up to 48 hours in advance and refrigerated. Bake just before serving.
  • To cook in the air fryer preheat to 400°F and cook Brussels 10-13 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
  • Smaller Brussels may cook quicker, check them early to ensure they don’t overcook.

Calories: 218 | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 441IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish

Cuisine American

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