I LOVE festive dishes for holiday celebrations. There’s just something about plates filled with red & green that give you the warm and fuzzies.

 If you’re looking for a yummy, festive dish to bring to your next holiday potluck, function, or the perfect side for Thanksgiving or Christmas, look no further! These were even non-brussle sprout fans approved (and my toddler ate more than I’ve ever seen)!

Sassy & Sweet Holiday Brussels


  • 1 package or stalk of Brussels sprouts, washed & each sprout chopped into fourths
  • 6 slices all-natural, no-nitrate bacon or 2 apple-chicken sausages, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon avocado or coconut oil (or ghee) melted
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tablespoon organic garlic, minced
  • Ground pepper to taste


  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar



  • Preheat oven to 450
  • In a large pan, add oil and warm
  • Add Brussels, garlic, and pepper and toss
  • Cook on medium, stirring occasionally, and cook until Brussels are al dente 
  • In small bowl, mix together mustard, syrup, and balsamic vinegar to make glaze. Set aside.
  • Once Brussels sprouts are semi-soft, put in oven to broil. Cool for 5-10 minutes or until crispy
  •  Add bacon and glaze to crispy Brussels and mix
  • Stir all ingredients together until Brussels sprouts are coated and evenly glazed
  • Add pomegranate seeds
  • Toss together lightly & serve immediately






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