One of my favorite low carb side dishes is Brussel Sprouts with Bacon! With only 4 ingredients, these oven roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon are delicious!
Looking for low carb side dishes to take to Thanksgiving this year?
I used to be that person who hated, I mean HATED, Brussel Sprouts. Then I realized if you roast them with bacon they’re pretty much magical.
The best way to cook brussel sprouts (aside from air frying them of course) is to roast brussel sprouts in the oven! Brussel sprouts with bacon and maple syrup roasted on a sheet pan in the oven are super crispy and totally delicious!
If you want to keep this recipe a keto brussel sprouts recipe then you will likely want to skip the maple syrup. However, maple bacon brussel sprouts are completely delicious and also paleo-friendly.
This is definitely a recipe that your Thanksgiving guests will ask for over and over again!Cooking for a smaller crowd this year? Check out my small thanksgiving dinner menu for two or four!
How to Make the Best Low Carb Side Dishes – Brussel Sprouts with Bacon!
Brussel Sprouts with bacon will make even the biggest Brussels sprouts skeptic a true believer! To make this recipe you will need the following ingredients:
- Brussels sprouts; trimmed, cleaned and cut in half
- apple cider vinegar
- dijon mustard
- cooked bacon (I highly recommend ButcherBox bacon!)
- salt and pepper
- raw maple syrup (omit if keto or low carb)
In a large bowl combine the brussel sprouts, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard and raw maple syrup (if using). Season with salt and pepper.
Place the sheet pan into a 400F oven for 15 minutes. Once the 15 minutes is up, remove the sheet pan and add the cooked bacon.
Return the sheet pan to the oven for an additional 15 minutes. This paleo brussels sprouts recipe can be served hot or at room temperature, making it the perfect healthy Thanksgiving side dish to take to Thanksgiving dinner!
Some Frequently Asked Questions When Making Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes
What do you eat for Thanksgiving on Keto?
If you are eating a low carb or keto diet, you will want to avoid high carb Thanksgiving foods. When picking your side dish choices, stick to lower carb vegetables cooked in healthy fats. Delish has a great list of low carb side dishes that are great for Thanksgiving.
What is healthy to eat for Thanksgiving?
In my opinion, it is healthy to eat Thanksgiving dinner! The last thing you want to do is deprive yourself.
However, being mindful of portion size as well as focusing on eating a variety of veggies, protein and carbs is a great way to get the tastes of Thanksgiving.
One tip for eating healthy on Thanksgiving is bringing a healthy dessert for your Thanksgiving table. Here are a few of my favorite healthy Thanksgiving desserts:
- Pumpkin Coffee Cake
- Honey Crisp Apple Pie Bars
- Pecan Pie Brownies
- Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars
- Apple Crisp
More Delicious Side Dishes From Momma Fit Lyndsey
- Whole30 Mashed Potatoes
- Crispy Air Fryer Broccoli
- Blistered Green Beans with Garlic
- Air Fryer Asparagus
- Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato Casserole Copycat
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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
- 2 pounds brussel sprouts trimmed and halved
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 lb bacon cooked & chopped
- 1-2 TB olive oil
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp maple syrup omit if keto
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Drizzle trimmed & halved brussel sprouts with olive oil. Add dijon mustard and apple cider vinegar and coat evenly.
Salt & pepper to taste and add to a baking sheet.
Roast for 15 minutes. Flip brussel sprouts and add bacon. Roast for an additional 10-15 minutes or until desired doneness.
If making this a Paleo-friendly (not low-carb or keto-friendly) add 1 tbsp maple syrup with dijon mustard.
Nutrition information reflects recipe without maple syrup. Adding maple syrup adds approximately 3 additional grams of sugar.