Caramelized with its natural sugars and maple syrup, this Maple Roasted Brussels sprouts with Bacon gains a nutty flavor from the roasting process.
Thats the best way to prepare Brussels sprouts, that is roasting them. It’s really easy. Just toss the sprouts in some olive oil, with salt and pepper to taste, then spread them on a baking sheet and roast them for 20-30 minutes.
The roasting process will bring out all those delicious nutty flavors, rendering the sprouts soft and tender in the middle and leaving the outer leaves super crisp and deliciously yummy.
You could even sprinkle in some chili flakes, oregano, Rosemary or any of your favorite spices for additional flavor.
Lining your baking sheet is a great idea, as there’s a little less clean up.
Keep in mind that while parchment paper creates a great nonstick surface when baking cookies or other sweet treats, but not so great for roasting vegetables.
The parchment actually holds moisture that inhibits the caramelizing of vegetables.
They’ll have a much better chance of crisping up if you place them directly on the metal sheet or even lined with aluminum foil.
Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed, cut in half
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
Place Brussels sprouts in a medium sized bowl. Add in oil, maple syrup, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Next spread vegetables out over sheet pan. Sprinkle with bacon.
Roast in the preheated oven until bacon is crispy and Brussels sprouts are caramelized, about 20-30 minutes, stirring halfway through.
Plate and serve with your favorite protein.
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