Balsamic Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Mix the bacon into the brussel sprouts

One of the goals I have for this year is to add veggies to at least one meal per day. If you have any similar goals, you’re going to want to try these Balsamic Bacon Brussel Sprouts, like today! These are so absolutely delicious. The bacon and onion are cooked down to get all the flavors of caramelization, then they are combined into the Brussel sprouts. Next, add in a balsamic glaze then bake till crispy. It’s a simple recipe, I know you can do, so let’s get cooking! 

Mix the bacon into the brussel sprouts

Making Balsamic Bacon Brussel Sprouts

I first made balsamic bacon Brussel sprouts at a Sur La Tab cooking class with my mom years ago. We had a lot of fun making these and going to that class. The last couple years, my family started making Balsamic Bacon Brussel Sprouts for Thanksgiving. Brussel sprouts have really grown on me over the years. As a kid, I could not stand them, but I had only had them boiled. Adding bacon, onion and balsamic glaze with some crunch, makes a world of difference! 

Cook the bacon and onion  

One trick I learned recently is to cook down the onion and bacon in a skillet prior to baking the dish. This brings in a lot more flavor. Simply sauté with a little olive oil and cook down for about 10 minutes. Use precooked bacon for an even easier dish. 

Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Once the bacon and onion is cooked down, you can add it to the Brussel sprouts and give it a good stir. 

How to make Brussel sprouts

Next, make the balsamic glaze. I combined a tablespoon of bourbon maple syrup with 1.5 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. Pour this over the mixture and combine. You can also make a balsamic glaze just by cooking down the balsamic vinegar on its own. Bring to a boil then simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened. Then bake the Brussel sprouts until the edges are crispy or even longer if you prefer. Grab the full recipe below! 

Balsamic Glaze

Balsamic Bacon

Balsamic Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Enjoy these tasty balsamic glazed bacon brussel sprouts for a delicious side dish.


  • 1 Package of Baby Brussel Sprouts
  • 1/2 Onion, Diced
  • 1 Package of Cooked Bacon, Diced
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of Bourbon Maple Syrup
  • 1.5 Tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar 


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Saute onion in olive oil on medium heat in a skillet. Add bacon and cook for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add brussel sprouts to a medium sized baking dish.
  4. Stir in onion and bacon mixture.
  5. In a small dish, combine bourbon maple syrup with balsamic. Stir quickly with a fork. Pour over brussel sprouts and stir.
  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes until brussel sprouts have a crisp to the edges.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g
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Balsamic Bacon

I hope you like these Balsamic Bacon Brussel sprouts! Drop a comment below if you make these. Enjoy! xo, Bri 

Balsamic Bacon Brussel Sprouts


I love sharing about family, food and fun in and around San Diego! Enjoy, Bri

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