This lightning-fast side dish produces deliciously sweet Brussels sprouts, thanks to honey that caramelizes and crispy, salty bacon. They're so good your kids will even eat them! If the Brussels sprouts are hard to skewer, consider microwaving them a minute longer and then try skewering again. If you'd like to make this Brussels sprouts recipe vegetarian, simply omit the bacon.

Sarah Epperson
Source:, October 2019


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to medium-high (400 degrees F to 450 degrees F). Place Brussels sprouts in a microwavable bowl with water, and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH until Brussels sprouts are tender, about 4 minutes. Let stand until cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes.

  • Whisk together oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add Brussels sprouts, and toss until evenly coated.

  • Thread Brussels sprouts (about four each) onto 10 (8-inch) wooden skewers; reserve remaining dressing in bowl. Place skewers on oiled grates and grill, uncovered, until charred, about 1 minute per side.

  • Transfer skewers to a serving platter or remove from skewers before serving. Drizzle with remaining dressing; top with crumbled bacon and serve.

Nutrition Facts

182 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 17g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 4g 16% DV; sugars 9g; fat 12g 19% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; cholesterol -1mg; vitamin a iu -1IU; vitamin c -1mg -2% DV; folate -1mcg; calcium 54mg 5% DV; iron -1mg -6% DV; magnesium -1mg; potassium 457mg 13% DV; sodium 332mg 13% DV; thiamin -1mg -100% DV; added sugar 4g.