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Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Butternut Squash

by Capri Lilly
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Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Butternut Squash is an incredibly flavorful side dish made on one sheet pan and roasted in the oven! It’s simple to make and the perfect side dish for any meal!

Serve these Brussels sprouts with Herb Crusted Butterfly Chicken, Red Wine Braised Short Ribs, or Lemon Herb Chicken Wings for a satisfying meal!

roasted Brussels sprouts with butternut squash and bacon in a large white bowl

This brussels sprouts recipe is the perfect combination of seasonal fall vegetables! When Brussels sprouts are roasted with maple syrup they develop a rich, caramelized flavor that pairs perfectly with tender, sweet butternut squash, and savory bacon. This oven-roasted goodness is easily the best Brussels sprouts recipe for the holidays and the best Thanksgiving side dish! Honestly, this tasty side dish can be enjoyed at any time of the year, no holiday necessary!

hands holding bowl of maple roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and butternut squash

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Butternut Squash

Every time I make these roasted Brussels sprouts they are devoured almost instantaneously. This is definitely a vegetable dish that even the pickiest of eaters enjoy! {Yes, even those who say they hate Brussel sprouts will have a change of heart after this dish}!

You’ll Love This Recipe! It’s:

  • The perfect balance of sweet and savory
  • An easy one-pan dish
  • Roasted to Perfection in the oven
  • Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, and Dairy-Free
  • One that the whole family will enjoy!
raw sliced brussels sprouts and butternut squash

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Brussels sprouts: Trim the stems and ends. Then, cut them in half. If your brussels sprouts are large, cut them into quarters.
  • Butternut Squash: Peel and cut the butternut squash into 1/2″ cubes. You can also buy precut butternut squash to save time
  • Cooking Oil: Use your preferred cooking oil. Olive oil or avocado oil works great.
  • Maple Syrup: Make sure to use pure maple syrup (not pancake syrup).
  • Thick-Cut Bacon: Thick-cut bacon will produce the best results.
  • Seasonings: You’ll need just a few: Italian Seasoning, Sea Salt, and Ground Black Pepper
  • Jalapeños: Because who doesn’t like a savory, sweet, AND spicy combo?! The jalapenos are totally optional.

Variations + Customizations:

  • MAKE IT VEGAN: You can easily turn this into a Vegan Brussels sprouts dish by omitting the bacon and it is still just as good!
  • ADD CHEESE: Freshly grated parmesan cheese is a great addition that will make this dish tastes even more flavorful!
  • USE HONEY: Instead of roasting the brussels sprouts in maple syrup, you can roast them plain. Then, while they are hot and fresh out of the oven, toss the mixture in honey.
  • TRY TURKEY BACON: Want to use turkey bacon instead of pork bacon? Simply slice the turkey bacon and add it halfway through the roasting process.
raw brussel sprouts, bacon, and butternut squash on a sheet pan for the oven

How To Make This Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (we like to use a silicone baking mat).
  2. Trim the stem of the Brussels Sprouts and cut them in half. Cut the Butternut Squash into bite-sized cubes. Cut the bacon into 1-inch slices. If adding jalapenos, slice the jalapenos into small dials.
  3. Place brussels sprouts, butternut squash, and jalapeno in a single layer on the baking sheet. Drizzle with cooking oil, maple syrup, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Mix the ingredients together to fully coat the sprouts and butternut squash.
  4. Add the bacon to the sheet pan.
  5. Roast in the oven until the Brussels sprouts are caramelized and crispy on the outside and the bacon is crispy, about 40 minutes. Make sure to stir the ingredients halfway through.
  6. Remove the Brussels Sprouts from the oven, drizzle with maple syrup (optional), and sprinkle with fresh ground pepper. Enjoy!
oven roasted brussels sprouts with butternut squash jalapenos and bacon in a white bowl

I hope you enjoy this Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Butternut Squash recipe! If you try this recipe, don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below! Take pictures, tag #goodfoodbaddie, and share them with me on Instagram! I love hearing from you!

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maple roasted brussels sprouts in a large white bowl

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Butternut Squash

Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Butternut Squash is an incredibly flavorful side dish made on one sheet pan and roasted in the oven! It’s simple to make and the perfect side dish to any meal!
5 from 16 votes
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Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 1 1/2 cup Butternut Squash, cut into cubes
  • 3 tbsp Cooking Oil (olive oil or avocado oil)
  • 3 tbsp Maple Syrup plus 1-2 tsp to drizzle on the finished brussels sprouts (optional)
  • 6 Strips Thick-Cut Bacon
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper or to taste
  • 2 Jalapeños (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (we like to use a silicone baking mat).
  • Trim the stem of the Brussels Sprouts and cut them in half. Cut the Butternut Squash into bite-sized cubes. Cut the bacon into 1-inch slices. If adding jalapenos, slice the jalapenos into small dials.
  • Place brussels sprouts, butternut squash, and jalapeno on the baking sheet. Drizzle with cooking oil, maple syrup, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Mix the ingredients together to fully coat the sprouts and butternut squash. Add the bacon to the sheet pan.
  • Roast in the oven until the Brussels sprouts are caramelized and crispy on the outside and the bacon is crispy, about 40 minutes. Make sure to stir the ingredients halfway through.
  • Remove the Brussels Sprouts from the oven, drizzle with maple syrup (optional), and sprinkle with fresh ground pepper. Enjoy!

Notes

  • To Store. Place leftovers in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • To Rewarm: Place the Brussels sprouts on a lightly oiled baking sheet and transfer to a preheated oven at 350°F for about 5-7 minutes. You can also warm them in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.4g | Protein: 11.3g | Fat: 15.6g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 469mg | Potassium: 672mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9.9g | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg

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23 comments

FOODHEAL November 9, 2020 - 5:11 am

5 stars
Caramelized to perfection! it sounds yummy.

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Meesha November 9, 2020 - 6:24 am

5 stars
This sounds really delicious!

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Kay November 9, 2020 - 7:49 am

5 stars
I love love love Brussel Sprouts! Will be trying this recipe out soon!

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Capri Lilly November 9, 2020 - 9:30 pm

I hope you enjoy!

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Emily Flint November 9, 2020 - 4:46 pm

5 stars
Well, I just found the side I am bringing to thanksgiving…YUM!!!

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Capri Lilly November 9, 2020 - 9:19 pm

Yayy! I hope you enjoy!

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Sue November 9, 2020 - 5:55 pm

5 stars
Oh I love this combination so much!!

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Capri Lilly November 9, 2020 - 9:16 pm

Hi Sue! I am so glad you like!

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Amanda Marie November 9, 2020 - 6:30 pm

5 stars
Loved the extra kick from the jalapeños!

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Capri Lilly November 9, 2020 - 9:16 pm

Glad you like! It’s just the right amount of spice to compliment the sweetness from the maple syrup

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Rosario Arecco November 9, 2020 - 9:59 pm

5 stars
So good!

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Chef Dennis November 10, 2020 - 9:02 am

5 stars
Oh I can’t wait to taste this Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts! It looks really tasty!

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Capri Lilly November 10, 2020 - 5:17 pm

They are so good! I hope you enjoy!

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Leslie November 10, 2020 - 6:23 pm

5 stars
I don’t think Ive ever seen a Brussels sprouts recipe look as good as this does!

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Debra November 12, 2020 - 3:10 pm

5 stars
Delicious use of seasonal veggies.

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Swathi November 15, 2020 - 5:24 pm

5 stars
Maple roasted brussels sprouts looks yum.

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Summer February 23, 2021 - 1:41 am

5 stars
These Brussels Sprouts are so good! I served them with your herb spatchcock chicken and my family loved it!

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Capri Lilly February 23, 2021 - 2:59 am

Sounds like a great meal! I’m so happy your enjoyed!

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Rebecca November 20, 2021 - 12:04 pm

If you are using Turkey bacon, would you change anything about the cook time?

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Capri Lilly November 21, 2021 - 3:51 pm

Hi Rebecca, if you are using turkey bacon, you should add the bacon a little over halfway thru the roasting process so it doesn’t burn or overcook. Mix in the turkey bacon when there are about 15 minutes left of roasting.

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