Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
10 to 12 Serves

Roasted brussels sprouts become irresistible finger food when decked out with bacon and served alongside a zingy mustard dipping sauce.


  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves

  • 14 slices bacon, halved crosswise and lengthwise (about 1 pound)

  • ¼ cup grainy Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon apple-cider vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Season brussels sprouts with salt and pepper; sprinkle with thyme. Wrap each sprout with a piece of bacon; place seam-side down on a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet.

  2. Bake, flipping halfway through, until bacon is crisp and sprouts are browning in places, about 45 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together mustard, maple syrup, vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  4. Let sprouts cool 10 minutes before serving with dipping sauce.

    bacon wrapped brussels sprouts
    Bryan Gardner

Cook's Notes

Skip the thick-cut bacon here; if it’s sliced on the thinner side, it makes for easier wrapping and crispier sprouts.

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