Not a fan of vegetables?  Just add some crispy bacon and maple syrup!  These Paleo Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts are the best tasting vegetable dish.  There are so many great flavors and textures – from the crispy bacon to the crunchy Brussels and the sweet syrup.  Add this as a side dish to chicken, beef, or your favorite protein.  I’ve also been known to eat this for breakfast.  It’s that good!


This recipe is incredibly easy!  First, heat a skillet over low medium heat.  Add chopped bacon to the skillet and cook until crispy, stirring so it doesn’t burn.  Then, remove bacon from pan and discard all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease.  Add in halved Brussels sprouts and cook until crispy, about 10 to 12 minutes.  Lastly, add bacon back to the pan and add maple syrup and dried cranberries.  Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until completely warmed through.  Remove from heat and serve.


These Brussels sprouts are packed with a ton of flavor.  I typically pair them with grilled or roasted chicken, steak or another form of animal protein.  When enjoying them for breakfast, serve alongside some eggs.  They are a great side dish since they pair well with so many flavors.  I make these every Thanksgiving to eat alongside turkey.  No matter how you eat them, you won’t be disappointed!

I turned down vegetables for most of my childhood because they tasted like vegetables.  Cooking veggies in a flavorful way totally changes the game.  These Brussels sprouts are hearty, savory, a little sweet, and so delicious.  Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Total Time: 20-25 minutes
Course: Lunch, Dinner
Servings: 4



4 pieces of bacon (I used THIS bacon)
3 cups Brussels sprouts, halved
2 TBL maple syrup
3 TBL dried cranberries
Pinch ground pepper


Heat a large skillet over low medium heat.  Chop bacon into 1/4 inch pieces.  Then, add bacon in a single layer to the skillet.

Cook bacon until crispy, stirring so it doesn’t burn.  Remove from pan.

Discard all about 1 tablespoon bacon grease from pan.  Add halved Brussels sprouts to the skillet.  Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, flipping a few times.

Once Brussels sprouts have started to get crispy, add bacon back into the pan.  Lower heat to low.

Add in maple syrup, dried cranberries and pinch of ground pepper.  Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through.

Lastly, remove from heat and serve.