Maple-Roasted Brussel Sprouts
March 8 2020
Some people love them, and some people just haven't discovered this recipe yet. Brussel sprouts get a bad rap, but usually it's because of the way they were prepared back in the day (boiled or steamed until grey and mushy, giving a less-than-pleasant odor to the entire house). But, roasting them and giving them a chance to caramelize transforms them into tiny little gems of deliciousness!
This recipe brings together Brussel sprouts, maple syrup and bacon in a tasty side dish worthy of converting any die-hard objectors! Give it a try...I promise everyone will be delighted with this yummy recipe!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
2 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
6 tbsp pure maple syrup
8 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Place Brussels sprouts in a single layer 0n a sheet pan. Spread onto two sheets if they are too crowded (they won't caramelize if they are too crowded; instead, they will steam). Drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup; toss to coat. Sprinkle with bacon; season with salt and black pepper.
Roast in the preheated oven until bacon is crispy and Brussels sprouts are caramelized, 45 minutes, stirring halfway through.