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.

paleo thanksgiving appetizer

paleo thanksgiving appetizer

PREP TIME: 10 Minutes

COOK TIME: 35 Minutes

SERVINGS: 2-4 Servings



  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with foil (no clean up later!).
  2. Prep brussels sprouts.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until bacon has reached your desired crispiness.
  5. Drizzle maple syrup over the brussels sprouts (optional).
  6. 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?

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