Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Bacon is a sweet and salty appetizer with just 3 ingredients!

For the best snack or appetizer ever, these brussels sprouts will really hit the spot! They have a tasty maple syrup glaze that brings out the flavor of the wrapped bacon. These crispy little treats cook up in no time in the air fryer. 

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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts 

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  • It’s a fancy and impressive-looking appetizer recipe, perfect for any occasion.
  • This recipe is so easy to make and has just 3 ingredients. Bacon-wrapped brussels sprouts turn out so yummy with very little effort!
  • Brussels sprouts are delicious and healthy, sometimes even referred to as a superfood. 

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts Ingredients

Ingredients & Variations

BRUSSELS SPROUTS: Choose very firm sprouts, (preferably still on the stalk) that are pale to bright green, and have no discoloration.

If sprouts are very large, they can be cut in half before being wrapped with bacon.

BACON: Use regular cut, unflavored bacon, or hickory-smoked bacon so that the flavor contrasts nicely with the maple syrup.

If using thick-cut bacon, it will need to be partially cooked before using, so that it doesn’t interfere with the correct cooking time. 

MAPLE SYRUP: Accept no substitutes, when it comes to maple syrup. The real deal, while more expensive, tastes so much better than corn syrup or maple-flavored imitations!

But for a low carb variation, it’s allowed to leave the maple syrup out or substitute a keto-friendly syrup, like Lakanto or another fave!

Brussels Sprouts being wrapped with bacon

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Just a few easy steps and the best appetizer ever.

  1. Wash and prepare brussels sprouts.
  2. Cut bacon in thirds and wrap a piece around each sprout.
  3. Brush each wrapped sprout with maple syrup and air fry (as per recipe below).

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts in an air fryer basket

Tips for Prepping Brussels Sprouts 

  • If sprouts are still on the stem, cut them off with a sharp paring knife.
  • Trim the ends off each sprout where the stem was attached to the stalk, and remove any discolored leaves.
  • Plunge sprouts in a tub or sink of cold water and allow to soak for a few minutes, moving them around.
  • Drain on a kitchen towel, patting dry as needed. 
  • To hold the bacon on the sprouts, place each one carefully seam side down in the air fryer basket. Once the bacon gets crisp it should hold, but if desired, a wet wooden toothpick can be used to keep the bacon in place.

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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Sweet and salty, these brussels sprouts are a delicious snack or appetizer.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 8 servings



  • 1 pound brussels sprouts
  • ½ pound bacon
  • cup maple syrup


  • Preheat the air fryer to 375°F.
  • Wash and trim brussels cutting them in half.
  • Cut each piece of bacon into thirds. Wrap bacon around the brussels sprouts.
  • Place seam side down in the air fryer basket and brush with maple syrup.
  • Bake 7-10 minutes or until bacon is crisp and brussels sprouts are tender.


Brussels sprouts should be cooked in a single layer. If needed, cook in batches.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 438IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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