RecipeBrussels Sprouts in Blankets

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 90
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 7 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 5.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Total Sugar: 1 g
    • Natural Sugar: 1 g
    • Added Sugar:0 g
  • Sodium: 230 mg

Move over, pigs in a blanket. I’ve given the finger food favorite a low-carb makeover using Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts are the bomb, boasting 4 grams each of fiber and protein per cup. Plus they deliver more than 100 percent of your daily needs for vitamin C and contain compounds that may help protect against certain types of cancers, according to some research. Let’s give a well-deserved shout for sprouts!

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This recipe makes 24 to 28 pieces
Ingredients:
  • • 1 container  (~9 ounces) fresh Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and cut in half or quarters lengthwise
  • • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • • 12 strips turkey bacon, cut in half lengthwise and then horizontally, for a total of 48 small pieces

 

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400˚.

In a large bowl, toss the Brussels sprouts with the oil and sprinkle on the salt and pepper. Then, one at a time, pick up each Brussels sprout and wrap it with a piece of turkey bacon. Be sure to tuck the edges of the bacon underneath the cut side of the Brussels sprout so they stay put. Place the wrapped Brussels sprouts cut-side down on a baking sheet and bake for 22 to 25 minutes, until the bacon is crispy.

Nutrition provided for 4 to 5 pieces.

Want more bacon? Try my Bacon-Cheese Carrot Fries, Bacon-Ranch Dressing, and Low-carb Quiche Biscuits with Bacon, Cheddar and Chives!