Roasted Brussels Sprouts are my favorite way to eat them! These roasted brussels sprouts with maple syrup and tossed with bacon and sweet potatoes are perfectly amazing!
Trying to come up with a different vegetable side dish for Thanksgiving that’s easy, fast and delicious? I’ve got you covered!
Health Benefits of Roasted Brussels Sprouts
There are obvious health benefits to raosting vegetables at high temperatures! They maintain more of their texture, therefore fiber, and will maintain many of their nutrients.
This will be the only vegetable dish you will need because it has all of the wonderful flavors of this truly American holiday in one easy dish!
The other inherent beauty of this side is that it will cook in less time than it will take your turkey to rest!
With sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, maple, bacon, caramelized onion, roasted pecans and cranberries,,,,, well like I said, this one has it all! All the wonderful flavors of the fall!
Check out the short YouTube Video for full instructions!
Tools I Use to Make Roasted Brussels Sprouts
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Maple Roasted Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes
- 3-4 c trimmed Brussels Sprouts
- 2 medium sweet potatoes cut into wedges
- 3/4 c pecans, rough chopped
- 3/4 c dried cranberries
- 3/4 medium onion , thinly sliced
- 6 slices extra lean duck or turkey bacon
- 4 Tbsp maple syrup
- 3-4 Tbsp Olive Oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°F Place all the ingredients, except the bacon in a large bowl. Coat everything with the maple and olive oil.
- Spread veges on a large roasting pan. Place a cookie rack on top of the roasting pan and lay the bacon on the cookie rack. Roast in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and turn vegetables. Replace bacon rack on top of vegetables and flip bacon.
- Return to oven and roast for 10 minutes more. If bacon is not crisp enough for your tastes, continue roasting until you get the desired crispiness.
- When bacon is done, remove it from the oven. Again, turn the vegetables and check them for doneness.
- Slice or crumble bacon into thin strips and sprinkle on the vegetables.
- NOTE; If using pork bacon, render some of the fat out of the bacon first, in a separate skillet.
Originally Published 11/10/2016
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This would definitely make a great side to any meal. Love the addition of caramelized onions.
Caramelized onions are great in just about any dish. Aren’t they, Stephanie? Thank you so much for your comment!
Yum! Looks so good! Would be a great holiday side 🙂
I’m making them again for Thanksgiving we loved them so much! Thanks for your comment Hannah!
This looks so delish!! Love sprouts!
I agree! Thank you so much for your comment, Veena! Have a great day!
This sounds great! I had never even tasted sprouts when I was growing up, and when I finally tried them as an adult I was shocked to find out how much I liked them. Now I try new sprout recipes whenever I get a chance!
I’m the same way, Elizabeth! I love them now! Let me know how you like them when you give them a try! Thanks for your comment!