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Bacon, Walnut & Honey Brussels Sprouts

Bacon, Walnut & Honey Brussels Sprouts

While this Bacon,Walnut & Honey Brussels Sprouts recipe certainly isn’t the healthiest one I have one this website, it definitely is one of the most delicious.

Bacon and Brussels sprouts go together like cream and coffee, like rainbows and unicorns, like popcorn and the movies. You get the idea.

I wanted to take it a bit further and add in two of my favorite flavors, walnut and honey. Sweet honey is an often overlooked addition to vegetables and there are so many that benefit from it.

Do you remember my Honey & Curry Cauliflower?   AMAZING.


It’s like Mary Poppins sang, a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down and the same can certainly be said for honey and vegetables!

It’s amazing what happens when you add sweet taste to things and while I wouldn’t add sugar, some gorgeous, locally grown unpasteurized honey is absolutely beautiful on vegetables.


Bacon, Walnut & Honey Brussels Sprouts

Now, the bacon isn’t healthy but it’s a lovely indulgence once in a while, isn’t it?  While I do love the bacon in it, this would also be a fabulous vegetarian dish if you simply left it out of the recipe. The walnuts and honey are perfect on their own paired with the Brussels sprouts.

Bacon, Walnut & Honey Brussels Sprouts

There is just something that I love about how crispy Brussels sprouts get, almost like kale chips. The little leaves that fall off while you are cooking this and crisp right up are my favorite part, little vegetable chips in the middle of this dish.

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Bacon, Walnut & Honey Brussels Sprouts

  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Category: Side Dish


A classic paring, bacon with Brussels sprouts, with the addition of honey and walnuts to take it over the top!


  • 20-25 medium sized Brussels Sprouts washed, trimmed and halved
  • 4 slices bacon chopped small
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp melted honey


  1. Heat the bacon in a medium sized frying pan over medium heat until it starts sizzling.
  2. Place the Brussel Sprouts in the pan.
  3. Fry until they are seared brown on the outside and a little bit crispy and the bacon is almost done as well.
  4. Add in the walnuts and fry until they are toasted.
  5. Pour the melted honey over the top, stir until everything is coated and serve.


  • Serving Size: 4

Nutritional information is only an estimate. Actual nutritional numbers will vary due to cooking methods, your ingredient measurements and brands of products used.



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  • Reply
    Michelke Rarick
    November 22, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    For someone with very little cooking experience was given loads of kudos for the delicious brussel sprouts dish at the family reunion a d no one said anything about unhealthy. If I can make this dish anyone can: simple, easy to understand, on-hand ingredients and flavourable for everyone to want to try, Even the skepticals on brussel sprouts and all not only lived it but wanted the receipt. Thank you for making my non store bought contribution a huge success! I will be forever grateful!

    Mickey Lee 919

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    angela hammill
    March 22, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    this is flippin spectacular!!! just sayin,,,,

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    Raven Wanders
    August 27, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    This is the Costco maple syrup we get every year. Its also nicely boxed for gift giving\U0001f60a

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    Erika Boyer
    August 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    omg could this possibly be the dish that makes my family like veggies as much as me???

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      August 22, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      IT might just be! It’s pretty hard to resist the sweet and the salty!

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    Raven Wanders
    August 20, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Ooo have you roasted with maple syrup yet? We buy this limited edition syrup from Costco ever winter and just use for roasting brussels\U0001f60a\U0001f60a

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      August 22, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      Oooh I’m going to have to watch Costco this winter for that syrup! I like maple syrup on them too!

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      Raven Wanders
      August 22, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      Ill post a pic when i get home\U0001f60a

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    BonnieLee Borcherding
    June 18, 2016 at 12:08 am

    Oh I love Brussel Sprouts!

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      Jamie Gilbert
      June 18, 2016 at 12:09 am

      We pan fry them with the onion and bacon or Pancetta

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