Bacon and Brussel Sprouts

Candied Brussel Sprouts

Bacon and Brussel Sprouts 

I credit my older sister for getting me into brussels sprouts long before they were the trendy food item.   My first dish that fostered a love of brussels spouts was cooked in a red wine sauce.  Since then I have become a huge fan, using them in salads and a variety of side dishes. 

Brussel Sprouts are super healthy!

According to WebMD they are full of natural glycosinolate glucobrassicin which may help to prevent damage to your DNA that raises your chances of getting cancer!  

While this recipe may offset some of the health benefits of brussels sprouts as it is made with bacon and syrup, they are rich in vitamins C, K, Folate, Calcium, Iron and Potassium! 

Brussels sprouts are chock full of yumminess that are healthy and a flexible food that absorbs flavors that it cooks with making it very versatile.

About Bacon and Brussel Sprouts

I struggled to come up with a name for these brussels sprouts, words like yummy, delicious, wonderful, delectable, scrumptious, mouthwatering are all accurate.  I could go on but at their core they are like candy (you will want to eat by the handful)!

They are a great side dish for ham and a favorite to prepare on the holidays such as Easter and always a crowd favorite.  It is a simple and quick to make, especially if made with the shaved brussels sprouts. 

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Serving Suggestions: Spiraled ham

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Candied Brussel Sprouts

Candied Brussels Sprouts

Best brussels sprout recipe, great for a holiday dinner served with ham
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 496 kcal


  • 1.5 to 2 lbs brussels sprouts save about 10-15 minutes of prep time with 365 Shaved Brussels Sprouts
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbl garlic powder
  • ½ lb bacon
  • 2 tbl olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Parchment paper not required but makes clean up a breeze!


  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Thinly slice the brussels sprouts, you can save a ton of time on this step with the 365 Shave Brussels Sprouts. Place in a mixing bowl.
  • Thinly slice the bacon, put the bacon in the bowl.
  • Add in the garlic powder, salt, pepper, olive oil, and syrup.
  • Mix all ingredients until the brussels sprouts are evenly coated with syrup.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper (highly recommend as it helps with clean up).
  • Spread mixture from the bowl evenly on the lined baking sheet.
  • Cook for about 1 hour, you may want to mix up about halfway through the cooking depending on your oven to ensure the bacon and brussels sprouts brown evenly. Enjoy!


Great severed with a spiral ham
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