Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts. They get such a bad rap. An underappreciated veggie that doesn’t get much of a chance. No love for the tiny cabbage-like vegetable.  Well, that is about to change. If you are not a Brussel fan, that to is about to change.

cutting brussel sprouts on cutting board

I use to hate Brussel sprouts. Didn’t like them, did want to like them. Wanted nothing to do with them. Then I grew up and my adult taste buds have changed for the better in a lot of vegetable related areas. Thank goodness for that!

I challenge you if you’re not a fan to try this.It will change your mind, I promise.

Start by slicing a 2-pound bag of Brussels in half lengthwise and throw in a large bowl. Toss them with balsamic vinegar, maple syrup (YUM!), salt and pepper. Spread on a baking sheet and roast for around 30 minutes. While they are cooking, cut a couple pieces of bacon into small pieces, cook and set aside.

Once finished roasting place in a large serving bowl and sprinkle with the bacon bits. The Brussels will have crunch from the roasting time, caramelized from the maple syrup and have a salty finished with hot bacon bits. You cant go wrong. It will take you by surprise.

seasoned brussel sprouts

This is a great dish to bring along to holiday parties or serve at your Christmas dinner this year. We always need a fresh green side and Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts are a clear winner for us this year!


Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts
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Recipe type: Side-Veggie
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Serves: 8-10
 
Your taste buds will begin to water with the first bite of roasted Brussel sprouts tossed with balsamic maple and crispy bacon bits!
Ingredients
  • 2 Pounds Brussel Sprouts
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ Pound Bacon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice Brussel sprouts on half long ways and place in large mixing bowl.
  3. Combine olive oil, balsamic, maple syrup, and spices with Brussels. Toss until evenly distributed.
  4. Spread onto a lined baking sheet, making sure it is an even layer. Place in oven and roast for 30-45 minutes (depending on the desired level of crispiness).
  5. While Brussels is roasting, slice a ½ pound of bacon strips and cook in large skillet until crispy. Drain from excess fat once cooked and set aside.
  6. Once Brussels are finished roasting, place in large bowl and toss in cooked bacon bits.
  7. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 203 Fat: 11.7 Carbohydrates: 19.6 Protein: 8.1