Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Honey-Balsamic Glaze

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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 slices center-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
12g Fat
17g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 9g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 332mg 14%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Potassium 457mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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