Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Apple, Pecans and Bacon

By: recipes November 08, 2021
These Smashed Brussels Sprouts are sure to be your new favorite! Brussels Sprouts are perfect to cook and share at a dinner party, like Thanksgiving, and they are quick and easy enough to make for weeknight dinners. Let's make them – Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Diced Apple, Bourbon Smoked Spiced Pecans and Bourbon Smoked Pepper Bacon
Prep: 15m Cook: 30m Total: 45m
2 from 20 votes
Meal Type: Side dishes
Cooking Technique: Baking Blanching Boiling
Nutrition: Low carb
Complexity: Simple
Servings: 4


1 apple
½ lbs Bourbon Smoked Pepper Bacon
2 lbs Brussels Sprouts
1 pkg Bourbon Smoked Spiced Pecans
4 tbsp Kosher Salt
½ tbsp Bourbon Smoked Sea Salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil


Prepare Apples
Dice apples into small pieces about 1/8 inch – set aside
Preheat oven to 400-degrees F.
Prepare Bacon
On a large sheet tray, spread out Bourbon Smoked Pepper Bacon. Cook bacon in oven until crisp. Remove from oven and drain access bacon fat into a heat-safe bowl. Save bacon fat. Dice bacon into small pieces, about 1/8 inch – set aside.
Turn oven up to 450-degrees F.
Prepare Brussels Sprouts:
In a large pot of boiling water, add the kosher salt and the Brussels Sprouts, cook until just tender, approximately 5-minutes. Remove from water, drain and dry sprouts well.
Smash Brussels Sprouts with a heavy-bottom pot and place in a large bowl.
Toss with Bourbon Smoked Sea Salt, oil, apples and bacon fat, then spread out without overlapping on a sheet tray. Bake in a 450-degree F oven until crispy, approximately 15 minutes. Garnish with bacon and pecans and serve.

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