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Bacon wrapped brussel sprouts are the ultimate party appetizer. Colourful brussel sprouts are wrapped in maple brushed bacon, topped with cracked black pepper and roasted until the bacon is crisp and the  sprouts are tender. Serve them with a lemon aioli and spicy maple dip for the perfect appetizer!

Whenever I am entertaining friends or family, appetizers are a must. I always put out pita bread and tzatziki, and serve these bacon wrapped brussel sprouts alongside cranberry meatballs and classic Italian meatballs once the guests arrive. They are always gone faster than I can bake them.

Maple bacon wrapped brussels sprouts

Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

Maple syrup pairs perfectly with the saltiness from the bacon, and a little bit of cracked black pepper really gives these bad boys the perfect kick. I serve them alongside a simple lemon aioli and some spicy chili maple syrup for the yummiest appetizer ever!

The best appetizers can be made in advance, and these are no exception! I like to prep brussel sprouts with bacon in the morning before anyone even arrives. They only take about 18 minutes in the oven, meaning you can pop them in once the party has started!

Crispy oven baked bacon wrapped brussel sprouts.

Bacon wrapped brussel sprouts also travel well, making them the perfect potluck option. I am not saying it’s a competition (that’s totally what I’m saying), but your dish will be the first one gone. Trust me!

A lot of bacon wrapped brussel sprouts recipes use a toothpick to secure them, but this recipe is the perfect way to avoid having to toothpick each bacon wrapped brussel sprout!

Delicious maple bacon wrapped brussel sprouts

How To Cook Brussel Sprouts With Bacon

To make these bacon wrapped brussel sprouts, begin by washing and halving the brussel sprouts. I like to select the largest brussel sprouts possible for this recipe. If you have smaller ones in the mix, leave them whole so the bacon to brussel sprout ratio isn’t too off. Toss the brussel sprout halves with garlic powder and salt, then set it aside.

Next is the bacon, I like to arrange the slices on a large baking sheet or cutting board to keep things easy. Brush the slices with maple syrup (I use a sauce brush for this), and sprinkle them with a little pepper. You don’t want the bacon to be soaked in syrup, but it definitely adds a ton of flavor!

Slice the bacon pieces in half. If you want less bacon on each brussel sprout, thirds will work too. Wrapping the brussel sprouts is a little messy, but it goes pretty quickly. With the maple side facing the brussel sprouts, wrap each brussel sprout with one piece of sliced bacon. Each piece should wrap around 1-2 times. Keep it tight! You don’t want them to unravel while they bake.

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

You should be able to wrap each brussel sprout so that the flat side is facing down and the bacon is tucked underneath it. Arrange them 1” apart on a baking sheet with parchment paper, brush them with maple syrup, top with cracked pepper, and bake until the bacon is crisp and the brussel sprouts are tender.

Sometimes, the maple syrup that drips onto the baking sheet will char and cause the oven to smoke. Don’t worry! The bacon wrapped brussel sprouts will still be perfect. My smoke alarm can attest to it!

While they bake, get the lemon aioli and chili maple syrup together. Serve these bacon wrapped brussel sprouts with some toothpicks, watch the crowd devour them, and pat yourself on the back.

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Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 18 mins
Total Time: 33 mins
Servings: 36 brussel sprouts
Author: Bailey
Bacon Wrapped brussel sprouts are the ultimate party appetizer. Brussel sprouts are wrapped in maple syrup brushed bacon and roasted to tender perfection.
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Ingredients

  • 1 package bacon
  • 16-20 brussel sprouts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • black pepper to taste

Lemon Aioli

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder optional

Spicy Maple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons chili flakes
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Wash and halve brussel sprouts. Toss with garlic powder and salt in a small mixing bowl. 
  • Arrange bacon slices on a work surface. Brush with maple syrup and sprinkle with black pepper. 
  • Slice bacon slices in half with a sharp knife.
  • Beginning with the flat side of the brussel sprout, wrap bacon around tightly. Each bacon slice should wrap around 1-2 times. Secure end of bacon underneath the brussel sprout. 
  • Arrange bacon wrapped brussel sprouts on prepared baking sheet. Brush with additional maple syrup and top with black pepper.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until brussel sprouts are tender and bacon is crisp. 

For Lemon Aioli:

  • Mix mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, and optional chili powder. Garnish with additional lemon zest.

For Spicy Maple Syrup

  • Mix maple syrup, back pepper, and chili flakes. Add more or less chili flakes to taste. If you'd like it spicer, allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes before serving.
Calories: 84kcal

This recipe was adapted from The Food Network

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Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts.

37 thoughts on “Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts”

  1. Jena Leigh | Naughty Kitchen

    I know these will be gone while making them in the kitchen lol. My bf loves brussels sprouts and to have these wrapped in bacon – done and gone!

  2. I love bacon and Brussel sprouts, so putting the two together sounds like my perfect recipe! Everything about this sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I know a bunch of people who are going to love this recipe! I make Brussels Sprouts for hubby and family since they love them. I do not. But, I do love the look on my family’s faces when they taste something scrumptious like your recipe!

  4. this recipe forms a bridge beautiful the guilty pleasure of a food that bacon is and the sometimes dreadful brussel sprout and makes them great companions !

  5. Bacon wrapped anything is usually a hit at a party, so I know this appetizer would wow people! I bet the brussel sprouts add a nice taste and texture paired with the bacon, and it’s a great way to add some veggies to the appetizer menu!

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