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Looking for a side dish to pair with your tasty dinner? Check out these Irresistible Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Roasted Apple by our October 2021 Featured Chef, Megan Barrett. A triple threat of sizzling bacon, sweet apples, and savory brussels, this dish has it all, but also pairs nicely with Pasture-Raised Chicken Thighs, a Grass-Fed Chuck Roast, or a Wild-Caught Salmon Filet

“Make these maple bacon brussels sprouts today and you won’t be disappointed. Roasted on a sheet pan with apple and bacon, then drizzled with a simple maple mustard sauce, this is a dish you’ll want seconds (and thirds).

Even a brussels sprout critic should try these to taste the delicious sweetness of the apple, paired with the maple mustard sauce that balances the bitterness in the brussels sprouts. And then there’s the bacon. Umm…yeah. It’s good. Keep reading for the recipe.”

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Recipe and Photo by Megan Barrett | Scratch to Basics


Irresistible Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Roasted Apple

Recipe By: Megan Barrett | Scratch to Basics

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

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Brussels Sprouts:

  • ¾ pound brussels sprouts, chopped into ½” x 1″ wedges
  • 2-3 slices of bacon
  • 1 medium apple, chopped into ½” cubes
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 pinch salt


  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 (F).
  2. Chop the brussels sprouts to be about ½” by 1″ wedges.
  3. Chop the apple to be about ½” cubes.
  4. Lay the bacon on the baking sheet and arrange the brussels sprouts and apple around the bacon slices in a single layer, with space between each piece.
  5. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp of oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
  6. Roast in oven for 20 minutes
  7. While the brussels sprouts are in the oven, mix the maple syrup, yellow mustard, and pinch of salt together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  8. Remove from the oven and cut the bacon into bite size pieces. (I like to do this with my kitchen scissors.)
  9. Move to a serving bowl and drizzle the sauce on top.
  10. Stir to spread the sauce around.


Substitute honey for maple syrup if you’d like.

It took 20 minutes in my oven for the brussels to get slightly browned and cooked perfectly. Start checking them around the 15 minute mark and remove them when they’re slightly browned and cooked through. Every oven is different, but 20 minutes worked for me.


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Nutritional Information:

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 1

Amount Per Serving:

SODIUM: 261mg
SUGAR: 12g



Megan Barrett, October Featured Chef, Bio

Megan Barrett

I’m a firm believer that food doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious. I make delicious food daily and it’s NEVER complicated. Trust me. I don’t have time for complicated. I need easy. Easy to remember recipes, simple ingredients, and fast recipes that are packed with nutrition and flavor. Right around the time I started Scratch to Basics, I began a food journey of my own. I’ve been wandering down the road of elimination diets and food sensitivities. I’ve learned that I feel best when I avoid certain foods. For that reason, most of the recipes you’ll see on the blog are gluten free, dairy free, and/or Paleo.

My family and I are on a journey towards living a simpler life, growing our own food, and spending time on things that matter most. We are paying more attention to where our food comes from, and what’s inside it. I believe we can make a difference by making sustainable choices to eat real food each day.