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Maple & Bacon Glazed Brussels Sprouts

For special meals, here’s a fantastic side dish that even children will love. The sweet maple syrup and smoky bacon complement the Brussels sprouts perfectly. —Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 5 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain.
  • Meanwhile, cut an “X” in the core of each Brussels sprout. In a large skillet, saute sprouts in butter until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes.
  • Stir in the broth, pecans, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Uncover; cook and stir until Brussels sprouts are tender, 8-10 minutes longer. Sprinkle with bacon.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 273 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 544mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 5g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • Lisa
    Dec 8, 2020

    yum,i used water instead of chicken broth because I did not have any and added poultry seasoning, pre cooked bacon crumbles, it was delish! I think I might try cranberries instead of maple syrup. I will make it again!It was easy too!

  • taraclausen
    Nov 14, 2020

    I made two pounds for Christmas about five years ago. My family fought over them. Even the haters. Needless to say this recipe is a keeper

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  • Diane
    Apr 16, 2020

    This was very easy and delicious!. I didn't have pecans, so I eliminated the nuts. A on this recipe.

  • Kasha
    Dec 30, 2019

    even none spouts eater liked these

  • Melinda
    Nov 22, 2019

    Taste of Home always has delicious recepies! I alter this one for the Brussels Sprouts a little. First, I crisp pre-cooked bacon between paper towels in the micro wave. This results in far less fat in the dish. My grandson is allergic to pecans, so I saute chopped onions with the b s. Also, I use spray olive oil instead of butter to cut down on the calories. And, as I am diabetic, I use sugar free maple syrup. Don't over cook the Brussels Sprouts! They aren't good mushy!

  • shannondobos
    Nov 14, 2019

    Wow! These were amazing! I can't say I'm usually a brussels sprouts fan, but maple and bacon definitely change that. The kids even ate them without complaint. I will definitely make these again.

  • dlynsmith9
    Nov 13, 2019

    I made this for my husband and I for a side dish with a ham steak, and it was fabulous. I will be making it for company the next time.

  • Beema
    Oct 20, 2019

    We love Brussels sprouts so it came as no surprise that we loved this recipe. I will definitely make this again and again.

  • mom2lauren
    Oct 14, 2019

    I served these for Thanksgiving Dinner last year for the first time and they’re sooo good! Our dinner guests left with the recipe and even my husband (who doesn’t like Brussels Sprouts) came back for seconds. The bacon and maple syrup is a winning combination! They’re on the menu again for today’s dinner!