Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts +Video

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Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with maple syrup are sure to steal the show for the best holiday appetizers! Get the instant appeal of bacon, the savory greens of the Brussel sprouts, and a dash of maple syrup all in one easy finger food recipe.

titled (shown being dipped into sauce) bacon wrapped brussel sprouts


If you’re searching for a new finger food appetizer to serve at your next party, then look no further than bacon wrapped Brussel sprouts.

Now, I can probably guess what you’re thinking:

Brussels sprouts? Really? The vegetable that so many of us weaved and dodged as a kid – you want us to serve it at a party? A party where everyone is trying to have fun?

Yes, that is the vegetable and I am 100% endorsing you to feed it to all your friends. And, better yet, I am certain that it will be the best finger food of the night!

We also have and Asian inspired sweet chili brussel sprouts recipe that is mind blowing!

As well as these perfectly cripsy, sweet & tangy Honey Balsamic Brussel Sprouts (Romano’s Macaroni Grill Copycat)

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Not only is this Brussel sprouts appetizer easy to whip up, but it will also blow your taste expectations out of the water.

bacon wrapped brussel sprouts, close up

Recipe Tips

  • Depending on which Brussels sprouts you buy, you may need to cut the stems and remove the leaves.

    If you’ve never done this before, check out this guide on How to Trim and Cut Brussels Sprouts.
  • As you’re cutting the bacon, take a look at the fat. If needed, trim away excess to keep the width of the bacon to about one inch.

Essentials for Making this Brussel Sprouts Appetizer

What to Serve with Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

This appetizer works the sweet and savory angle, and because of that, I recommend using a dipping sauce that does the same.

Try any (or many!) of the following and see which one is gone first.

  • BBQ sauce – I recommend a sweet BBQ sauce to compliment the smoky bacon wrapped Brussel sprouts.
  • Mustard – I recommend honey mustard)
  • Any flavor of ranch dressing (classic, spicy, buttermilk, etc.)
  • Maple syrup
  • Balsamic reduction
  • Sweet chili sauce
  • Sweet and sour sauce
  • Garlic aioli
  • Tzatziki

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bacon wrapped brussels sprouts on serving tray

Other Easy Holiday Appetizers

bacon wrapped brussels sprouts in dipping sauce

Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts + Video

Donna Elick
Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts with maple syrup is one of the best holiday appetizers, and this easy finger food recipe is simple to make!
5 stars from 1 review
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Method Oven
Servings 20 pieces


  • 20 Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 10 slices maple bacon, each slice cut in half
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 pinch salt, or more, to taste
  • 1 pinch black pepper, or more, to taste
  • dipping sauces of your choice


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, then set aside.
  • On a flat work surface, lay out halved bacon slices. Using a pastry brush, generously brush each slice with maple syrup.
  • Place a Brussels spout in the center a slice of bacon, then lift up the sides of the bacon to wrap it around the sprout. Use a toothpick to secure the two ends to the sprout. Transfer prepared bacon wrapped Brussels sprout to prepared baking sheet. Repeat this step until all sprouts have been wrapped
  • Bake bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts for 30-40 minutes or until bacon is crisp and the sprouts are tender.
  • Let bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts rest for 5 minutes, then transfer to a serving plate. Serve with a dipping sauce of your choice.



Serving: 1 | Calories: 76cal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 80mg | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published February 2018. Updated and republished February 2020.

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  1. They look delicious, could I halve the sprouts just to make eating a little easier or would they burn before bacon is done? Plan to try tonight with Sunday supper!

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