If you are looking for a super easy fall side dish try this keto maple brussel sprouts recipe that also has crisp bacon pieces and pecans! There are only 4 ingredients and it takes about 15 minutes to make so it’s the perfect keto holiday side dish as well. Not only is this low carb but it’s sugar free too! Each serving has just 118 calories and 5.7g net carbs!
You might also like this keto maple bacon no bake cheesecake!
This is the perfect keto side dish for me. It has all of my favorite flavors. I love these keto maple brussel sprouts because it has the sweetness of maple syrup but it’s sugar free!
And then there are the crunchy pecans and salty bacon. But what I also like about this low carb side dish is that it only needs 4 simple ingredients and it takes just 15 minutes to make.
I can’t wait to make this for Thanksgiving this year. We had it for dinner and we all loved it so I know it will be a crowd pleaser. And those on low carb diets will appreciate it.
Are Brussels sprouts keto friendly?
Brussels sprouts are a healthy and nutritious keto vegetable. They are high in vitamin C, vitamin K, fiber, ALA omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants while be low in calories and carbs.
A half cup of cooked brussel sprouts has just 28 calories, 3.5g net carbs, 2g of protein. (Learn more.)
The 4 recipe ingredients I used.
All you need to make this super flavorful side dish is 4 simple ingredients – thick bacon, Lakanto sugar free maple syrup, raw Brussels sprouts and raw pecan nuts.
I just bought this Lakanto maple syrup for my keto bacon pancakes and am loving it. You can use any kind of sugar free maple syrup but will have to your own carb calculations for this dish. If you don’t care about carb counts feel free to use real maple syrup.
I like to use thick cut bacon for recipes like these because you get nice sized pieces of bacon in the dish instead of crumbs but you can use any type you want.
How to make keto maple brussel sprouts with bacon.
Step 1: Get out a large skillet and heat to medium high heat. Add the bacon slices to the pan and turn down the heat to medium. Brown the bacon and the take out of the pan and place on some paper towels to absorb the grease. However reserve the grease in the pan to saute the rest of the dish.
Step 2: In the meantime cook the brussel sprouts in the microwave for 5 minutes. Precooking them cuts down on the time for this dish and assures you of have tender sprouts.
Step 3: Once the sprouts are done, add them to the pan with the warm bacon grease along with the sugar free maple syrup and raw pecans. Saute over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes to toast the nuts and let all the flavors meld.
Step 4: Take off the pan from the stove add add the cooked bacon back to the pan and mix then serve. I like to use big bacon pieces but you can crumble it if you prefer. I don’t think it needs any salt and black pepper but feel free to season if you want.
And that is all there is to this simple keto side dish with awesome flavor. Store leftovers in an airtight container (if there are any!) (Please scroll down to view the printable recipe card.)
More keto Brussels sprout recipes to try.
This is a family favorite vegetable so here are a few more low carb recipes for you to try.
- keto Mediterranean Brussel sprouts
- sausage and brussel hash
- bacon, cauliflower and brussels
- cheesy brussles
This food is something that I could eat for a meal but it’s meant to be a side dish. It would be great for Thanksgiving or Christmas as it would be keto friendly but no one would know. And everyone will love it.
While you could probably make this in the oven or air fryer, I like making it in the skillet because it’s quicker and you can use less ingredients by using the bacon fat instead of added olive oil or butter.
I hope you like this keto maple Brussels sprouts side dish. The earthy sprouts, crispy bacon bits, sweet maple and crunchy pecans are the perfect flavor combination.
The nutrition info for 1 serving is 118 calories / 7.7g fat / 10.3g carbs / 4.6g fiber / 5.3g protein = 5.7g net carbs
- 16 ounces raw Brussels sprouts, halved
- 2 tablespoons sugar free maple syrup (I like Lakanto)
- 2 slices bacon, thick cut
- ¼ cup raw pecans
- Add brussels sprouts to a microwave safe bowl and cook for 5 minutes.
- In the meatime heat up a large pan to medium high heat. Add the bacon and turn the heat down to medium heat. Cook the bacon to your liking and then take it out and place on a piece of paper towel.
- Keep the bacon grease in the skillet and add the precooked sprouts, maple syrup and pecans. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes to let the flavors meld.
- Add the bacon back to the pan. I like to chop into pieces instead of crumbles but you can do whatever you like. Mix well and serve. You can season with salt and pepper if you think it needs it.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container.
The nutritional information for 1 serving is 118 calories / 7.7g fat / 10.3g carbs / 4.6g fiber / 5.3g protein = 5.7g net carbs
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118