Maple roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon

    55 min

    Brussels sprouts are roasted with bacon and maple syrup for a smokey, caramelised side dish.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 450g Brussels sprouts, trimmed
    • 60ml extra-virgin olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
    • 4 rashers streaky bacon, cut into 2cm pieces
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. Place Brussels sprouts in a single layer in a baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup; toss to coat. Sprinkle with bacon; season with salt and black pepper.
    3. Roast in the preheated oven until bacon is crispy and Brussels sprouts are caramelised, 45 minutes, stirring halfway through.


    Maple roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon
    Maple roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon
    Maple roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon
    Maple roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon

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    I used honey instead of maple syrup, but was still very yummy. Lovely alternative to plain old Brussels sprouts. Will DEFINATELY make this again.  -  03 Jan 2017


    I have made this a handful of times and it's always been a big hit. I do make a few adjustments though; first I pre-cook the bacon until it's about half done, I don't like mushy sprouts and that's what you get in order for the bacon to crisp up. Next I pour the bacon, any grease from the pre-cooking, the syrup, sprouts and s&p in a bowl and mix it all up, then I add just enough olive oil to coat usually only a couple of tablespoons is needed. I definitely line my baking sheet with foil because the syrup really gets sticky and I cook at 400 for only about 20 minutes. These small adjustments make it perfect every single time.  -  20 Apr 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We love brussel sprouts but I had some issues with this recipe. First of all the 40 minutes at 400 degrees is WAY to long. You end up burning the syrup. Next time I will half them and they should be done in about 15 minutes (the minimum time I think you need for the bacon to cook) I took mine out way before the 40 minutes and they where whole and they were cooked through to tender. I would also just put the olive oil to coat maybe several tablespoons 1/4 of a cup is a lot especially with the bacon rendering out fat. Make sure you line your pan with foil or you will need a jack knife to clean your pan. I would be willing to try this again with these modifications.  -  17 Dec 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)