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Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Balsamic

An easy and delicious veggie side dish made with brussels sprouts, bacon and potatoes and tossed in a balsamic glaze. Can be air fried or roasted
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 lb brussels sprouts trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 lb fingerling potatoes peel on cut in half (can also use sweet potato)
  • 4 slices bacon cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 tbsp balsamic reduction glaze see recipe notes to make your own if you don't have glaze
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper & additional glaze to drizzle to taste


  • Combine potatoes, brussels sprouts and sliced bacon in a bowl
  • Toss with olive oil and balsamic glaze and season with salt and pepper
  • Air fry at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes or roast in oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Place on a serving platter and toss with more salt and pepper as desired, and drizzle with additional balsamic glaze.



To make your own balsamic reduction, add ¼ cup balsamic vinegar to a small sauce pan bring to a simmer. Continue to simmer until thickened and starting to look syrupy, adjusting heat as necessary to prevent burning, 2 to 3 minutes.
Keep a close eye on it; it will go from reduced to burned very quickly.
Remove from heat and allow to cool a bit, as it will thicken as it cools. Proceed with tossing your brussels sprouts with your homemade glaze and olive oil, reserving a bit to give a drizzle of balsamic glaze to cooked sprouts.


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 962mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 119mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3mg
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