With two major holidays around the corner, we thought it would be fun to share our favorite Roasted Maple Brussel Spouts recipe. It's perfect for any Thanksgiving or Christmas meal. It makes a delicious sweet but savory side that pairs nicely with the festive season.
Brussel sprouts are one of my all time favorite vegetables. They are so delicious and can be paired with so many flavors. These roasted brussel sprouts with bacon are no exception. You get the amazing flavor of maple, bacon, and cranberries all in one dish. You won't be disappointed making this quick and easy side.
Can you roast brussel sprouts?
Absolutely! Roasted vegetables are my favorite ways to eat vegetables. I love the tender yet crispy texture you get when you roast vegetables. Brussel sprouts are no exception.
I have had great success sautéing and roasting brussel sprouts. Both methods are delicious and leave you with a tender treat. I particularly love roasting brussel sprouts because of the extra crisp the edges get.
When you roast brussel sprouts with bacon and cranberries, you get a delicious mixture of flavor. Top that with maple syrup and you won't be disappointed.
How to make Roasted Maple Brussel Sprouts
Making Roasted Maple Brussel Sprouts is easy!
Start by preheating your oven to 420 degrees.
Next, chop fresh brussel sprouts in half. Place the halved brussel sprouts in a large bowl. Then you are going to add fresh cranberries to the bowl of brussel sprouts. Mix until evenly distributed.
Mix in olive oil and half of the maple syrup to the brussel sprout and cranberry mixture.
On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, spread on the brussel sprouts and cranberries. Then, sprinkle the chopped bacon evenly over the brussel sprouts and cranberries. This helps the bacon not clump together.
Cook for 25-30 minutes or until bacon is fully cooked and brussel sprouts are tender and crispy on the edges. Browning of the brussel sprouts will occur.
Drizzle the remaining maple syrup on top of roasted brussel sprouts.
Tips and Tricks for Roasted Maple Brussel Sprouts
Make sure to to use fresh brussel sprouts. Using frozen brussel sprouts will have varying results.
Don't mix the bacon in with the brussel sprouts and cranberries. They will clump together and will not spread evenly.
Do roasted maple brussel sprouts store well
While roasted maple brussel sprouts can be stored in an air tight container, they will lose their crisp tender texture when reheated. It's best to eat the roasted brussel sprouts the day you make them for the best texture.