Everything is better with bacon, right? When I think of bacon, I oddly think of Elvis. Do you know about the infamous Elvis sandwich consisting of bacon, peanut butter, and banana? I’ve always wanted to try this combo. I know about it because I took a course in college about Elvis. Yes, Arizona State offered a 1-credit semester class exclusively on Elvis (I also took the Beatles class). Before you judge, I promise I took much harder classes and my four years there was not just a party, as everyone assumes 😉
Thanksgiving is the ultimate holiday to break out the bacon – your guests will not be disappointed (unless of course they are vegetarian…). This is an incredibly super simple and easy appetizer or side to feast on this year.
PREP TIME: 10 Minutes
COOK TIME: 35 Minutes
SERVINGS: 2-4 Servings
- Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with foil (no clean up later!).
- Prep brussels sprouts.
- Place a brussels sprout at the top of a piece of bacon. Roll up brussels sprout inside of the bacon (use the whole piece of bacon to wrap) then place on baking sheet. Season with pepper, to taste.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until bacon has reached your desired crispiness.
- Drizzle maple syrup over the brussels sprouts (optional).
- Insert a toothpick into each brussels sprout for serving.
Note: These can be made the day before (key for Thanksgiving prep) and kept in the fridge until you are ready to bake.
Less than a week away until Thanksgiving! Don’t miss my favorite paleo stuffing recipe here. What’s on your menu this year?