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






6 Comments on “Sassy + Sweet Holiday Brussels

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  2. Did you add chicken sausage in the first picture? Definitely making these for Christmas day!!


  3. Do you add chicken sausage in the first picture? Definitely making these for Christmas day!!


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