Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Walnuts
Roasting brussels sprouts is one of the easiest and tastiest ways to prepare them. This version adds crispy bacon and crunchy walnuts to the mix, plus a touch of maple syrup, for a savory-sweet side dish that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes
Yield:4-6 servings 1x
1 1/2 lbs brussels sprouts, stems off, halved
2 7/8 ounces (3/4 cup) walnuts, chopped
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 strips thick-cut bacon (I used maple bacon)
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
Preheat oven to 425ºF with oven rack in the top-third position. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, toss together the brussels sprouts, walnuts, olive oil, salt, and pepper, until evenly combined. Spread onto prepared baking sheet.
Roast brussels sprouts in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until crispy on the outside and fork-tender, tossing halfway through. During last 15 minutes, cook bacon in a skillet over medium-low to medium heat. Once fully cooked, remove from heat and coarsely chop.
Once brussels sprouts are done cooking, add bacon and drizzle with maple syrup. Toss to combine and roast for another 2 minutes. Serve warm from oven.