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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Brussels Sprouts in Blankets

Move over, pigs in a blanket. I’ve given the finger food favorite a low-carb makeover using Brussels sprouts.
Servings: 24 pieces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes


  • 1 container, ~9 ounces fresh Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and cut in half or quarters lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 strips turkey bacon, cut in half lengthwise and then horizontally, for a total of 48 small pieces


  • 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.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American

Nutrition Information per serving

Calories: 90Carbohydrates: 4gProtein: 4gTotal Fat: 7g— Unsaturated Fat: 5.5g— Saturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 230mgFiber: 0gTotal Sugar: 1g— Natural Sugar: 1g— Added Sugar: 0g
Nutrition information is calculated using a leading industry software. That being said, brands can vary, and there may be slight fluctuations in the numbers.
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