The Best Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts Air Fryer Recipe

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This Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts Air Fryer recipe is the best-tasting Brussels sprouts dish ever. I couldn’t stop munching on it😋. Fry it, to believe it!

Bacon wrapped brussel sprouts air fryer recipe bite shot, served in a plate with ranch dipping sauce.
Bacon wrapped brussel sprouts air fryer recipe bite shot, served in a plate with ranch dipping sauce.

I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that this bite-sized snack is the best Brussels sprouts dish I’ve ever tasted.

So far, I’ve tried frozen Brussels sprouts with parmesan which is still too bitter for my taste. I’ve also tried Smashed Brussels Sprouts, it’s okay, but it’s not something I would make again.

I guess the bacon’s smokiness complemented the Brussels sprouts perfectly.

The end result was a tasty treat that you can add to your list of keto-friendly snacks.

Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts Ingredients

Ingredients for air fryer bacon wrapped brussels sprouts.

Here’s what you need to make Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts.

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Thin bacon slices
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Brussels Sprouts

Medium to large Brussels sprouts will work best for this recipe. You can cut it in half to incorporate more flavor.

If you prefer smaller ones, you don’t have to slice them.

Bacon

You can go for a traditional smoked bacon or a fancy maple-flavored one.

Or, if you want, you can take this Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts Air Fryer Recipe to the next level by lightly coating it with brown sugar.

One thing that you should avoid, though, is thick-cut bacon. It will require a longer cooking period which will overcook your cruciferous vegetable.

Recipe Video

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How to Cook Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts in Air Fryer

Step #1: Preheat your air fryer to 380ºF (193ºC) for 5 minutes.

Preheating air fryer to 380°F (193°C)

If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat mode, you can simply set the temperature to 380ºF (193ºC) and then let it run for 5 minutes.

Or you can also skip preheating by adding 2-5 minutes to your cooking time. It would be ideal to start with the lower end of the estimated air frying time. Then continue cooking until your Brussels sprouts turns golden brown.

Step #2: Clean and slice the Brussels sprouts in half.

Halved Brussels Sprouts in a saucer

If you bought the largest Brussels sprouts in your favorite grocery, it’s best to cut them in half. It’s going to help absorb the seasonings that we’re going to add next.

However, if you picked smaller Brussels sprouts, you don’t have to slice them as they will shrink after air frying.

💡 Pro Tip: If you want a softer texture, soak the small cruciferous vegetables in warm water before coating them with seasonings.

Step #3: Season the halved Brussels sprouts.

Seasoning halved Brussels sprouts in a big bowl

Generously season the halved cruciferous vegetables with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Step #4: Cut the bacon in half.

Slicing bacon in half on a bamboo chopping board

🚨Important: Thin bacon slices will work best for this recipe. It’s easier to wrap around the Brussels sprouts, will cook faster, and it will become crispy.

Time Saver: You can save time by slicing the bacon while it’s still in the package. A pair of kitchen scissors also does the job.

Step #5: Wrap the Brussels sprouts with bacon.

Wrapping Brussels sprouts with bacon

To start, lay the bacon on a cutting board. Place the halved Brussels sprouts cut-side down on one end of the bacon, leaving a flap that can be folded over. Then, roll the bacon and Brussels sprouts until it’s fully wrapped.

💡Pro Tip: You can use a toothpick to secure the bacon in place.

Step #6: Air fry the bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts for 12 – 15 minutes at 380ºF (193ºC).

Cooking bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts in air fryer

Don’t forget to flip it halfway through.

📝 Note: We used a 6-quart air fryer for this recipe. Cooking time may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making.

Step #7: Serve hot & enjoy!

Air fried Bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts served in a plate.

Now, that’s how you make an Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts.

Yes, it tastes so good, even without a dipping sauce! Yummm!!! 🤤

Just so you know, it Brussels sprouts and ranch dipping sauce is a match made in heaven!

Health Benefits of Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are cruciferous vegetables with fantastic health benefits. They are a good source of Folate or Vitamin B9, a micronutrient responsible for DNA synthesis and repair.

It’s also abundant in Vitamin C, which is essential to a robust immune system. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can help prevent cellular damage and protect against chronic diseases.

In addition to Vitamin C, Brussels sprouts are an excellent source of Vitamin K. This micronutrient plays a vital role in maintaining bone health and blood clotting.

Making Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts once in a while have those amazing benefits. Furthermore, it’s a keto-friendly (low-carb) appetizer that you can add to your weight loss meal plan.

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts Air Fryer Recipe FAQs

What’s the best type of bacon for this Brussels sprouts recipe?

Thinly-sliced bacon will work best for bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts. It’s easier to wrap around the vegetable and it will cook faster. You can even make it crispy!

Bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts air fryer recipe served in a plate.

The Best Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

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This Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts Air Fryer recipe is the best-tasting Brussels sprouts dish ever. I couldn’t stop munching on it😋. Fry it, to believe it!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 565 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 15 slices bacon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat: Preheat your air fryer to 380ºF (193ºC) for 5 minutes.If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 400ºF (204ºC) and then let it cook for 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can skip this step by adding 2-minute increments to your cooking time until you achieve a golden brown finish.
    preheating air fryer 380F
  • Prep Brussels Sprouts: Trim the stem end of the Brussel sprouts and cut them in half.Splitting these small vegetables in half will allow them to absorb the seasoning that we're going to add next. In addition, it will also cook at the same rate as the bacon.
    halved brussel sprouts
  • Season Brussels Sprouts: In a large bowl, toss the Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
    seasoning brussel sprouts
  • Slice Bacon: Cut the bacon slices in half. You can either use a knife to do this or kitchen shears if you have one.
    slicing bacon
  • Wrap Brussels Sprouts: Wrap each Brussels sprouts with bacon, making sure to cover as much surface area as possible. You can secure the bacon with a toothpick if it keeps falling off.
    wrapping brussels sprouts with bacon
  • Air Fry: Place the Brussels sprouts in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook for 12 – 15 minutes at 380ºF (193ºC) or until the bacon is crispy and the Brussels sprouts are tender.
    bacon wrapped brussels sprouts in air fryer
  • Serve: Serve hot and enjoy! Look at those Brussels sprouts wrapped in bacon! It tastes good as it is. There's no bitterness at all. Optionally, you can still pair it with a ranch dipping sauce.
    Bacon wrapped brussel sprouts air fryer recipe

Video

Notes

  • You can skip preheating by adding 2-5 minutes to your cooking time. To prevent your dish from burning, check it every 1-2 minutes.
  • Cutting Brussels sprouts in half allows for even cooking and absorbs more flavor.
  • Slicing is unnecessary if you bought small Brussels sprouts for this recipe. It’s going to shrink anyway.
  • Use thin-sliced bacon. It’s easier to wrap around the halved Brussels sprouts and have the same cooking time. You can even make it crispy!
  • If your bacon keeps falling off the Brussels sprouts, use a toothpick to secure it.
    You can keep the toothpick on if you want to make a lollipop version of this low-carb appetizer.
  • Ranch dip is a good match for the Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts.
  • I used a 6-quart air fryer to make this recipe. Cooking time may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time. Continue air frying until you achieve a golden brown finish.

Equipment

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Cosori Air Fryer
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Glass Mixing Bowl

Nutrition

Serving: 7pieces | Calories: 565kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 960mg | Potassium: 807mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1181IU | Vitamin C: 129mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3mg
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