This bacon wrapped brussels sprouts recipe with mustard sauce is an amazing paleo friendly appetizer or side dish. Wrapping anything in bacon is bound to be a hit, right?
Brussels sprouts wrapped in bacon is sure to be hit with family and friends. It’s a simple recipe for everyday meals but our family enjoys it as a side dish or appetizer for holiday gatherings. And it’s perfect for potlucks too!
If you’ve been assigned to bring an appetizer to Thanksgiving, this one is sure to please! In case you haven’t looked at the calendar yet, we are getting really close to the holidays. So get your Thanksgiving recipes ready now so you aren’t working on it last minute.
This is a great recipe to make for Thanksgiving for several reasons. First of all, it’s easy to make and tastes incredible. And I bet you might even get your non-veggie loving family members to indulge in this tasty vegetable dish. Bacon makes everything better!
Ingredients for Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Appetizer
The best thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. You only the following six common foods to prepare the dish:
- Brussels sprouts
- Bacon slices
- Sour Cream
- Dijon Mustard
We recommend using bacon without added nitrates or sugar. With the popularity of paleo and keto diets, more local markets are starting to carry this type of bacon.
If you want to make the dish keto friendly, simply replace the honey with a low carb syrup. You could also try using liquid stevia, monk fruit extract, or a powdered sweetener. However, the syrup is a better substitute for honey.
This bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts recipe can also be made paleo friendly and dairy-free by using plain coconut yogurt for the sour cream. You can easily make your own using coconut milk and or cream with culture in a yogurt maker. Some Instant Pot models also have the yogurt making setting.
For those who don’t like honey, maple syrup could be used instead. And yellow mustard would work in place of the Dijon mustard but it doesn’t have the same bold taste.
How to Make Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
It’s so easy to make the recipe that it’s sure to become a regular item for more than just holidays.
You just need to wrap a piece of bacon around each Brussels sprout. Then, you’ll place them on a baking sheet to roast in the oven until the bacon is thoroughly cooked.
While the bacon wrapped Brussel sprouts are baking, it’s time to prepare the mustard sauce. It’s just a blended mixture of mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, and honey.
The sauce is brushed over the cooked bacon brussels sprouts and returned to the oven for 5 to 10 minutes. But we like to reserve some for a mustard dipping sauce when serving as an appetizer.
Tips and Variations
You can easily change the taste by using different styles of bacon. Maple, smoked, and peppercorn are just a few types that can be used.
You’ll need to cut the bacon so it wraps around each Brussels sprout with only a small overlap. If needed, you can use a toothpick to hold the bacon firmly in place.
Use a silicon mat, parchment paper, or aluminum foil over the baking sheet to make cleanup easier. You can also raise the bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts on a rack for better browning on the underside.
Recipe for Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
We all know that adding bacon is a fantastic way to make ordinary foods taste amazing! And it makes low carb vegetables taste so much better.
This recipe is easy to feed everyone too because it’s simple to prepare and only takes about 35 minutes to bake. It’s the perfect appetizer or side to share!
You may also want to try our easy paleo meatloaf and our low carb green bean casserole. Both have bacon added for flavor! Another great side dish for holidays is roasted radishes which are super easy to prepare.
- 1 pound Brussels Sprouts
- 12 slices thick cut bacon
- ½ cup Mayo
- ½ cup Sour Cream
- 4 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
- 4 tablespoons Honey
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Cut bacon slices in half.
- Wrap bacon around brussels sprouts and
place with the seam side down onto a baking sheet. (TIP: If need be, you can
use a toothpick if you feel you need to secure it in place a little better.)
- Bake in the oven for 25-25 minutes, until bacon has cooked through.
- While brussels sprouts cook grab a large bowl and mix mayonnaise, sour cream, dijon mustard, and honey together.
- Once brussels sprouts have been removed from the oven, brush on the sauce. Bake another 5-10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and enjoy!
Use a fiber syrup in place of honey for a keto friendly appetizer.
Coconut yogurt can be used in place of sour cream for paleo.
Using a silicon mat, parchment paper, or foil over the baking sheet for makes cleanup easier.
Serving Size:4 sprouts
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 26mg Sodium: 488mg Carbohydrates: 11g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 8g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 7g