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Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

For the longest time I couldn’t get my husband to eat anything green. And then I found the solution – bacon. If you’re trying to get someone to eat their vegetables, try these Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts.

bacon wrapped brussels sprouts recipe

But to be completely honest, it wasn’t until the last five years or so that I’ve been adventurous enough to try brussels sprouts either. But once I did, I fell in love with all the different ways to cook brussels sprouts.

Brussels Sprouts

The brussels sprout is actually part of the cabbage family. The leafy green vegetables are usually between an inch and an inch and a half in diameter and look just like miniature cabbages. The Brussels sprout has been popular in Brussels, Belgium, for a very long time and may have actually gained its name there.

bacon wrapped brussels sprouts

How to Cook Brussels Sprouts

The most common ways to cook brussels sprouts are by boiling, steaming, stir frying, grilling, slow cooking, or roasting. To ensure even cooking throughout, it’s best to choose brussels sprouts of similar size. To help get an even cook throughout, you can make a single cut or a cross in the center of each stem.

In my personal opinion, roasting brussels sprouts is the best way to cook them to bring out their earthy flavor. Common toppings or additions for brussels sprouts include Parmesan cheese and butter, balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, bacon, pistachios, pine nuts, mustard, brown sugar, chestnuts, or pepper. Another popular way of cooking Brussels sprouts is to sauté them in butter. Brussels sprouts can also be pickled as an alternative to cooking them.

Overcooking brussels sprouts will result in a soft gray bud with a very strong flavor and odor. The odor resembles that of sulfur and can be very overwhelming to the senses.

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

There are so many different ways to enjoy this nutritious vegetable. If you do a generic search for brussels sprouts recipe you’ll find all kinds of ways that people enjoy eating brussels sprouts.

bacon wrapped brussel sprouts

You’ll find many recipes that feature brussels sprouts with bacon. There’s good reason for that. Bacon and brussels sprouts were just made to go together, y’all. Nothing you can say will make me think otherwise. The flavors just complement each other perfectly.

how to wrap brussels sprouts in bacon

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Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprout Recipe

All you need to make these delicious Keto-friendly Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts is bacon, brussels sprouts, and cracked black pepper. That’s it! How amazing is that? I just love easy recipes like this one.

how to make bacon wrapped brussel sprouts

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprout Ingredients

  • 12 brussels sprouts, cut in half lengthwise
  • 12 slices bacon, cut in half
  • cracked black pepper

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a printable recipe card.

Preheat the oven to 375° F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Prep the brussels sprouts by washing under cold water, removing any damaged leaves, and patting dry.

On half a piece of bacon, put half of a brussels sprout flat side down, in the middle of the bacon. Take one end of the bacon and bring it up over the brussels sprout and repeat with the other end. It will look like you are covering up the brussels sprout with the bacon. This is what you want. Brussels sprouts comfortablly covered with bacon – yum! Place on the prepared baking sheet seam side down. Repeat until you’re done.

how to make bacon wrapped brussel sprouts

how to make bacon wrapped brussels sprouts

bacon wrapped brussels sprouts recipe

Sprinkle cracked black pepper on top of each one.

bacon wrapped brussels sprouts

Place baking sheet into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and flip over each bacon wrapped brussels sprout. Put back into the oven for an additional 15 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and the brussels sprouts are cooked all the way through.

brussels sprouts with bacon

Remove from oven and serve. These bacon wrapped brussels sprouts are best when served hot.

bacon and brussels sprouts recipe

bacon wrapped brussels sprouts recipe

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how to make bacon wrapped brussels sprouts

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Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Yield: 24 pieces
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
A delicious way to eat your greens. Wrap your brussels sprouts in bacon, bake, and call it a day.

Ingredients

  • 12 brussels sprouts, cut in half lengthwise
  • 12 pieces of bacon, cut in half
  • cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Prep the brussels sprouts by washing under cold water, removing any damaged leaves, and patting dry.
  3. On half a piece of bacon, put half of a brussels sprout flat side down, in the middle of the bacon. Take one end of the bacon and bring it up over the brussels sprout and repeat with the other end. It will look like you are covering up the brussels sprout with the bacon. This is what you want. Brussels sprouts comfortablly covered with bacon – yum! Place on the prepared baking sheet seam side down. Repeat until you’re done.
  4. Sprinkle cracked black pepper on top of each one.
  5. Place baking sheet into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and flip over each bacon wrapped brussels sprout. Put back into the oven for an additional 15 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and the brussels sprouts are cooked all the way through.
  6. Remove from oven and serve. These bacon wrapped brussels sprouts are best when served hot.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1.3g Cholesterol: 10mg Sodium: 222mg Carbohydrates: 1.1g Fiber: .4g Sugar: .2g Protein: 3.9g
About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

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