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Apple Bacon Brussels Sprouts {Whole30, Paleo}

This twist on a classic Brussels sprout is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! Perfect for fall, or paired with a pork chop for an elevated 'pork chops and apple sauce' dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Paleo, Whole30
Servings: 4


  • Oven
  • Skillet
  • Stovetop
  • Sheet pan


  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts, stems trimmed and halved
  • 1 Apple, cored and diced Granny Smith or another tart apple preferred
  • 3 to 4 strips Sugar-free bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tsp Chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked Sweet Paprika
  • 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Ground Cardamom


  • Preheat oven to 400℉.
  • Cook bacon in a skillet over medium-low heat. Render some bacon fat but try to avoid browning, about 5 minutes.
  • Add Brussels sprouts, apple, and spices. Toss to coat in rendered bacon fat.
  • Transfer mixture to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 400℉ for 20 minutes or until Brussels sprouts become crispy and apples become soft.