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Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Ok, if you have tried to make a person who does not like Brussels sprouts into a Brussels sprouts eater to no avail, bacon wrapped brussels sprouts may be the final attempt.  And honestly, if after this, the answer is still “nah,” than I think you have done your best and should just called it a day, and find a great cauliflower recipe for you all to share.

In the immortal words of Robin Thicke, you know you want it.

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

I’m sure I have mentioned here or there or everywhere that Brussels sprouts have mixed reviews in my house.  The slightly annoying part is that the mixed results keep shifting from one person to the next, without much consistency or rhyme or reason.  Actually to be more accurate, my  two boys never seem to like them at the same time, but they take turns being the picky one.

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts: Some recipes don’t really need an introduction. This is easy and so crowd please-y.

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The big consistency is that Gary doesn’t like them.   And shares this opinion loudly at the table, so whichever boy was kind of digging the Brussels sprouts, starts to doubt.  The one Brussels sprouts recipe every gets behind is this one: Brussels Sprouts, Apple, and Pomegranate Slaw Salad.  I think they think it’s something else.

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

And then here are a bunch more, all of which I stand behind 100%, an the boys stand behind about 50% each, and Gary does not stand behind at all.

Lots O’ Brussels Sprout Recipes:

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Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Some recipes don’t really need an introduction.


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
  • ½ pound thick cut bacon each slice cut in half lengthwise and crosswise


  • Preheat the oven to 400*F.
  • In a medium bowl combine the olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Add the Brussels sprouts and toss to combine.
  • Heat a large cast iron (or other heavy) pan over medium high heat. While the pan is heating, wrap one of the slices of bacon around each Brussels sprout half, overlapping the ends against the flat side.
  • Place the Brussels sprouts, cut/flat down down in the pan in a single layer. The pan should make the bacon sizzle. Let the bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts cook for 2 minutes, then transfer the pan to the preheated oven. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the bacon is cooked and mostly crisped, and the Brussels sprouts are fairly tender.
  • Serve hot.


These are a bit fiddly to make, but they will turn just about every Brussels sprouts hater into a lover.


Calories: 236.08kcal, Carbohydrates: 8.16g, Protein: 7.35g, Fat: 19.9g, Saturated Fat: 5.72g, Cholesterol: 24.95mg, Sodium: 270.45mg, Potassium: 374.89mg, Fiber: 2.87g, Sugar: 2.46g, Vitamin A: 584IU, Vitamin C: 64.26mg, Calcium: 33.64mg, Iron: 1.25mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Hi!!! yum! two of my most favorite things!! So… can I make these ahead? how would the re warming go….? would it be too greasy w the bacon? hmmmmmm…

    1. I would do put them back in a heavy skillet in a preheated 450°F oven for 5 or so minutes until hot and the bacon crisps up a little again.

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