Maple Bacon Fried Brussel Sprouts

Bacon makes everything better, and makes boring brussels a thing of the past. Pan frying the sprouts gives them a lovely flavour, and along with meat free maple bacon, makes for a lovely festive side dish. If you can’t get a hold of maple flavoured meat free bacon, then just use whatever meat free bacon is available and add a teaspoon of maple syrup

You’ll need;

  1. 500g/17.5oz brussel sprouts, sliced in half, outer leaves and stems removed
  2. 115g/4oz maple flavoured meat free bacon (I used VBites, you can find this in Holland and Barrett)
  3. One tablespoon of dairy free margarine
  4. One small brown onion, diced
  5. Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Fry the meat free bacon in a large frying pan over a medium heat. It will only need three or four minutes on each side. Once cooked, remove from the pan and set aside
  • Next, in the same frying pan, add in the margarine. Once melted, add in the onion and allow to fry for five minutes
  • Then increase the heat to medium high, add in the sprouts and sprinkle over the salt and black pepper. Give the sprouts about 8-10 minutes to cook, stirring occasionally
  • Chop up the bacon into small pieces, then sprinkle the pieces over the sprouts and give them a few minutes to heat back up
  • Once the sprouts are golden in places and tender, it’s ready to serve

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