maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta, pine nuts & parmesan

maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta, pine nuts & parmesan! the perfect roasted brussels sprouts recipe! brussels sprouts get tossed in a simple sauce made of maple syrup & two kinds of mustard with pancetta (italian bacon!) & roast til they’re perfectly caramelly & crispy. served with pine nuts & some parmesan cheese, these maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts are perfect for a holiday dinner, like thanksgiving or christmas, but easy enough for weeknight dinners! maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta, parmesan & pine nuts! brussels sprouts tossed in a simple sauce made of maple syrup & two kinds of mustard with pancetta (italian bacon!) & roast til they’re perfectly caramelly & crispy. served with pine nuts & parmesan, these maple roasted brussels sprouts are perfect for a holiday dinner & easy enough for weeknight dinners! #playswellwithbutter #roastedbrusselssprouts #roastedbrusselssproutswithbacon #easysidedish #thanksgivingsidedish

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it is pretty much my life’s mission to convert anyone who claims to hate brussels sprouts into a diehard brussels sprouts lover. it practically makes me a brussels sprouts evangelist. a brussels sprouts missionary!

preacher of the good word of brussels sprouts!!!

in all seriousness, though, i totally get why brussels sprouts can be a little off-putting at first. i mean, they’re basically mini cabbages. not exactly the sexiest food in the universe…

but! brussels sprouts are truly one of my favorite ingredients of the fall & winter seasons. they are so versatile, they’re so affordable, they’re easy enough to work with for weeknight dinners & can be fancied up for even your most special holiday meals.

winter’s little rockstars, if you ask me!

& these maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta? they might just be this diehard brussels sprouts lover’s absolute favorite brussels sprouts recipe. EVER.

my favorite roasted brussels sprouts recipe: maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta, pine nuts & parmesanmaple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta, parmesan & pine nuts! brussels sprouts tossed in a simple sauce made of maple syrup & two kinds of mustard with pancetta (italian bacon!) & roast til they’re perfectly caramelly & crispy. served with pine nuts & parmesan, these maple roasted brussels sprouts are perfect for a holiday dinner & easy enough for weeknight dinners! #playswellwithbutter #roastedbrusselssprouts #roastedbrusselssproutswithbacon #easysidedish #thanksgivingsidedish

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maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts. with pancetta!  👏🏽 & pine nuts!  👏🏽 & PARMESANNNN!  👏🏽

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guys. these maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta are BEYOND.

i’m SO excited to share them with you today because everyone who has tried them has been completely obsessed.

this roasted brussels sprouts recipe is one of the easy side dish recipes i created for my FREE 3-Hour Thanksgiving guide last month. i didn’t have the time to squeeze it into pwwb’s post schedule last month, but i knew i had to get them up for you this month because it’s one of my favorite recipes of all time.

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pin this maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta recipe for later!!!

this maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta recipe is one of those recipe that’ll have you wondering if you ever knew veggies could taste so good…let alone mini cabbages!

plus, they’re super, super easy to make. all you need is:

  • brussels sprouts
  • pancetta (it’s italian bacon!)
  • olive oil
  • pure maple syrup
  • the perfect combination of Dijon mustard & whole grain mustard
  • plus, some pine nuts & parmesan to take them totally over the top!

all the different flavors happening in these maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta are kind of out of the world, & the beauty is that they all work so well together.

the combination bacon & brussels sprouts is a pretty classic one. i love swapping it out with pancetta whenever i can. pancetta is uncured italian bacon that has all of the richness of bacon without all of the smokiness. & aside from the brussels sprouts, it’s kind of the star of the show here.

because it’s so rich, the pancetta is what lets us bring some sweet & acidic elements into these maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts: the maple & the mustard! maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta, parmesan & pine nuts! brussels sprouts tossed in a simple sauce made of maple syrup & two kinds of mustard with pancetta (italian bacon!) & roast til they’re perfectly caramelly & crispy. served with pine nuts & parmesan, these maple roasted brussels sprouts are perfect for a holiday dinner & easy enough for weeknight dinners! #playswellwithbutter #roastedbrusselssprouts #roastedbrusselssproutswithbacon #easysidedish #thanksgivingsidedish

pin this maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta recipe for later!!!

you can add pine nuts & parmesan to the mix, which i totally recommend because they take these maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts completely over the top.

i’ll tell you all about how to make them in a minute (hint, hint: one bowl, one sheet pan), but all the different elements come together to make the perfect bite: roasty toasty brussels sprouts that are perfectly salty & sweet, & have so much deep flavor thanks to that tasty combination of pancetta, maple & mustard.

how to trim brussels sproutsmaple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta, parmesan & pine nuts! brussels sprouts tossed in a simple sauce made of maple syrup & two kinds of mustard with pancetta (italian bacon!) & roast til they’re perfectly caramelly & crispy. served with pine nuts & parmesan, these maple roasted brussels sprouts are perfect for a holiday dinner & easy enough for weeknight dinners! #playswellwithbutter #roastedbrusselssprouts #roastedbrusselssproutswithbacon #easysidedish #thanksgivingsidedish

pin this maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta recipe for later!!!

i think part of the reason brussels sprouts get a bad rap is because people might not trim them properly. just like any other cabbage or lettuce, the outermost leaves of brussels sprouts are tough & don’t have as much flavor as the tender, inner leaves, so it’s super important to remove those outer leaves before you cook & serve brussels sprouts.

the easiest way to trim brussels sprouts is to use a paring knife to remove the stem end of the brussels sprouts, then cut them in half lengthwise. slicing them in half lengthwise gives you a lot more surface area to coat the brussels sprouts in a delicious sauce & to get them perfectly roasty & caramelly as they roast up in the oven. another bonus? it makes it super easy to go in & use your fingers to peel back the couple of outer layers of leaves.

it’s a task that definitely does take a couple of minutes, but it’s totally, totally worth it because it makes a world of difference in the texture & flavor of your brussels sprouts!

plus, whether you’re prepping for a holiday dinner or you’re just trying to meal prep for a week of easy weeknight dinners, you can totally do this a few days in advance. trim your brussels sprouts, then pop them into an airtight container & store them in the fridge. once you’re ready to roast, it’s really a one bowl & one pan operation. so easy!

how to roast brussels sproutsmaple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta, parmesan & pine nuts! brussels sprouts tossed in a simple sauce made of maple syrup & two kinds of mustard with pancetta (italian bacon!) & roast til they’re perfectly caramelly & crispy. served with pine nuts & parmesan, these maple roasted brussels sprouts are perfect for a holiday dinner & easy enough for weeknight dinners! #playswellwithbutter #roastedbrusselssprouts #roastedbrusselssproutswithbacon #easysidedish #thanksgivingsidedish

pin this maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta recipe for later!!!

one of my favorite things about this maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts recipe is how completely easy it is to make. it’s such a simple recipe, really, but all of the components balance & complement each other, making every single bite a perfect little explosion of flavor. the kind of side dish recipe that totally steals the show of the whole dinner.

once you’ve trimmed & cleaned your brussels sprouts, all you have to do is:

  • mix up the maple mustard roasting sauce
  • toss it all together
  • & roast!

first, you’ll mix up the maple mustard roasting sauce, which is simply some olive oil, pure maple syrup, Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, & some salt & pepper. the sweetness in the maple syrup not only complements the richness of the pancetta perfectly, it also helps the brussels sprouts get perfectly caramelly & golden as they roast.

i like measuring everything out into a large mixing bowl because once the sauce is all mixed together, you can dump the brussels sprouts right on top & give it a good toss right in the bowl before transferring it to a baking sheet to roast. it’s totally a one-bowl operation, & less dishes to wash is always a win if you ask me!

if you’re working on meal prepping, you can also just mix the maple-y, mustard-y goodness in a small jar or airtight container. it’ll keep in the refrigerator for a few days, so all you have to do at dinnertime is toss everything together – no measuring involved. maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta, parmesan & pine nuts! brussels sprouts tossed in a simple sauce made of maple syrup & two kinds of mustard with pancetta (italian bacon!) & roast til they’re perfectly caramelly & crispy. served with pine nuts & parmesan, these maple roasted brussels sprouts are perfect for a holiday dinner & easy enough for weeknight dinners! #playswellwithbutter #roastedbrusselssprouts #roastedbrusselssproutswithbacon #easysidedish #thanksgivingsidedish

pin this maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta recipe for later!!!

once everything is all mixed together, you’ll transfer it onto a sheet pan & roast away!

when you’re roasting brussels sprouts, it’s really important to make sure that the pan isn’t overcrowded. if the brussels sprouts don’t have enough room to roast, they kind of just steam off of each other & you don’t get the beautiful golden brown color & caramelly roasted flavor you’re looking for when you roast veggies. be sure to take the extra few seconds to spread them out to give them enough room to roast, or even use a second sheet pan. maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta, parmesan & pine nuts! brussels sprouts tossed in a simple sauce made of maple syrup & two kinds of mustard with pancetta (italian bacon!) & roast til they’re perfectly caramelly & crispy. served with pine nuts & parmesan, these maple roasted brussels sprouts are perfect for a holiday dinner & easy enough for weeknight dinners! #playswellwithbutter #roastedbrusselssprouts #roastedbrusselssproutswithbacon #easysidedish #thanksgivingsidedish

pin this maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta recipe for later!!!

one of my favorite parts of this recipe is the pine nuts! they’re totally optional, but if you want to take your maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts totally over the top, i definitely recommend using them – they add the most awesome pops of buttery goodness to every bite!

like any nuts, pine nuts taste best when they’re toasted. instead of doing this in a skillet & getting another dish dirty, you can sprinkle them over the brussels sprouts about 5 minutes before they’re done roasting. the pine nuts will toast up perfectly as the maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts finish roasting, & you don’t even need to wash another dish! (i hate washing dishes, can you tell?! 😂)maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta, parmesan & pine nuts! brussels sprouts tossed in a simple sauce made of maple syrup & two kinds of mustard with pancetta (italian bacon!) & roast til they’re perfectly caramelly & crispy. served with pine nuts & parmesan, these maple roasted brussels sprouts are perfect for a holiday dinner & easy enough for weeknight dinners! #playswellwithbutter #roastedbrusselssprouts #roastedbrusselssproutswithbacon #easysidedish #thanksgivingsidedish

perfectly maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta & pine nuts. (…& maybe a generous sprinkling of grated parm…if you’re into that kinda thing, ya know?)maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta, parmesan & pine nuts! brussels sprouts tossed in a simple sauce made of maple syrup & two kinds of mustard with pancetta (italian bacon!) & roast til they’re perfectly caramelly & crispy. served with pine nuts & parmesan, these maple roasted brussels sprouts are perfect for a holiday dinner & easy enough for weeknight dinners! #playswellwithbutter #roastedbrusselssprouts #roastedbrusselssproutswithbacon #easysidedish #thanksgivingsidedish

pin this maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta recipe for later!!!

i mean…what’s not to like about that?!

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maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta, parmesan & pine nuts! brussels sprouts tossed in a simple sauce made of maple syrup & two kinds of mustard with pancetta (italian bacon!) & roast til they’re perfectly caramelly & crispy. served with pine nuts & parmesan, these maple roasted brussels sprouts are perfect for a holiday dinner & easy enough for weeknight dinners! #playswellwithbutter #roastedbrusselssprouts #roastedbrusselssproutswithbacon #easysidedish #thanksgivingsidedish

maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta, pine nuts & parmesan


  • Author: jess larson | plays well with butter
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes (includes inactive time)
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: roasting

Description

the perfect roasted brussels sprouts recipe! brussels sprouts get tossed in a simple sauce made of maple syrup & two kinds of mustard with pancetta (italian bacon!) & roast til they’re perfectly caramelly & crispy. served with pine nuts & some parmesan cheese, these maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts are perfect for a holiday dinner, like thanksgiving or christmas, but easy enough for weeknight dinners!


Ingredients

  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, ends trimmed, tough outer leaves removed, and cut in half
  • 4 ounces pancetta, cut into ¼-inch dice (see Recipe Notes)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • optional: 2-3 tablespoons grated parmesan

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil and set aside.
  2. Prep the brussels sprouts: In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, mustards, vinegar, maple syrup, Kosher salt and ground black pepper. Add the halved brussels sprouts and pancetta, tossing to combine. Pour the entire mixture on the prepared baking sheet, arranging the sprouts & bacon in a single, uniform layer.
  3. Roast the brussels sprouts for 25 minutes, then remove the brussels sprouts from the oven and sprinkle the pine nuts over top. Return the brussels sprouts to the oven to roast for 5 additional minutes, 30 minutes total.
  4. Serve: Once roasted, carefully transfer to a large serving dish. Season with extra salt & ground black pepper, to taste, and top with a generous sprinkling of parmesan. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Pancetta is uncured Italian bacon…so, pretty much heaven! Lots of grocery stores sell it near their bacon assortment, or in the deli case. If you can, grab a pre-diced package to save some time chopping it up at home. Super convenient!
  • Portions: As written, this maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta recipe will feed 4 generously as a side dish, perfect for weeknight cooking! If you’re feeding a larger crowd for a holiday meal or dinner party, definitely double the recipe to feed up to 10 (assuming you are serving some other side dishes!).
  • Meal prep tip: These brussels sprouts hold really well in the fridge once they’ve been roasted, but I always prefer them fresh out of the oven. If you’re looking to meal prep these roasted brussels sprouts, I’d suggest cleaning & trimming the brussels sprouts, & prepping the maple mustard sauce. Store individually in airtight containers in the refrigerator, & when you’re ready to make maple mustard roasted brussels sprouts, all you have to do is toss it together & pop it in the oven – easy!

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  1. Now, this is how you eat brussels sprouts.

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