Cranberry Maple Sprouts

A MUST Make Holiday Side!

Need a quick & easy side dish that is not only delicious but also quick & pretty?  These Cranberry Maple Sprouts are the perfect Holiday side.  Even the guests (or kids) who think they don’t like brussels sprouts will love these. 

Oh the Maple & Bacon!

I am a BIG, BIG fan of brussels sprouts, but I know not everyone is… until now.  These sprouts are roasted to perfection and then tossed in a maple, bacon and cranberry sauce that takes plain sprouts to a  NEW level.  

They are just sweet enough, with hits of salty goodness and then some tartness to round it all out.  Everything you could want in a good side dish. 

Not a Cranberry Fan?

Okay I know not everyone is a fan if cranberries, fresh or dried, but they will be in this side dish.  My brother who HATES cranberries was super hesitant about trying these sprouts, but he did it and he LOVED it! 

He even said the cranberries were perfect with the bacon and maple syrup… so trust me your family  & friends will be a fan as well.   

Sprouts Time!

Cranberry Maple Sprouts



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A quick & easy side that brings together bacon, cranberries, maple syrup and sprouts to make a side everyone will love.


  • 1 lb bacon

  • 1 lb Brussel Sprouts, trimmed and cut in half

  • 1-2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

  • 2 teaspoons all purpose seasoning (I used this one)

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

  • 1/4-1/2 cup dried cranberries (depending on your preference)


  • Preheat oven to 425

  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a cooling rack on top

  • Lay bacon on cooling rack, over-lapping some if needed 

  • Directions Step
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until bacon is crispy on the edges, or until your desired doneness 

  • Remove bacon and cooling rack, but reserving the grease from the bacon

  • Spread sprouts on pan in a single layer, tossing in the bacon grease

  • Drizzle olive oil, as needed, over the sprouts until evenly coated 

  • Sprinkle with all purpose seasoning and toss once again

  • Roast in oven for 20 minutes 

  • While sprouts are roasting in a small bowl stir together bacon, maple syrup and dried cranberries 

  • After 20 minutes, remove sprouts from the oven and toss in the bowl with the maple syrup mixture

  • Place back onto the pan and roast for an additional 10 minutes 


  • Remove and serve immediately 

  • ENJOY!!

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