There’s something uniquely satisfying about finding a keto-friendly dish that’s both delicious and easy to prepare, especially when it comes to side dishes or appetizers that can steal the show. Enter the Wrapped Brussels Sprouts – a simple, savory treat that turns the humble sprout into a mouth-watering morsel.
Perfect for a cozy dinner at home, an elegant party appetizer, or a nutritious snack to keep your keto goals on track, these bacon-wrapped delights are a testament to the magic of combining just a few quality ingredients. With their crisp, golden exterior and tender, flavorful interior, they’re guaranteed to please both keto dieters and anyone looking for a tasty bite.
Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
This dish transforms Brussels sprouts into a keto-friendly marvel, perfect for any occasion.
- 1 lb. Brussels sprouts (choose larger ones if possible)
- 12 oz. thin sliced nitrate-free bacon
- 2 tsps sea salt
- Wash the Brussels sprouts under cold running water, trim the ends and remove any yellow leaves.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add salt, and wait a few minutes for the water to boil. Carefully add in the sprouts and boil for 3-4 minutes or until just tender and bright green.
- Once the sprouts are done, remove from the heat and drain well. Allow them to cool until easy to handle.
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Then line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Place a Brussels sprout at the top of a piece of bacon and roll up around so that it evenly wraps the sprout. Depending on the size of your sprouts, you may want to only use half a slice of bacon for each.
- Repeat until finished with all the sprouts and bacon, then place them on the prepared baking sheet, with the seam side down.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until bacon is golden crisp.
- Remove from the oven and place on a paper towel lined plate, to drain any excess grease.
Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content
Let’s take a closer look at what goes into this dish and its nutritional profile, keeping your keto diet in check:
- Brussels Sprouts: About 5g net carbs per cup. They’re not only low in carbs but also high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
- Bacon: Virtually 0g net carbs, but opt for nitrate-free to keep it healthier.
- Sea Salt: No carbs, but essential for flavoring and mineral content.
This dish remains low in carbs, with the majority coming from the Brussels sprouts, making it an excellent choice for those monitoring their carb intake closely.
Wrapped in Flavor, Wrapped in Health
The Wrapped Brussels Sprouts are more than just a keto-friendly recipe; they’re a celebration of simple ingredients coming together to create something delicious and nutritious. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, looking for a healthy snack, or simply want to add a flavorful twist to your meal, this recipe is sure to impress.
Its ease of preparation, coupled with the health benefits of its core ingredients, makes it a must-try for anyone following a ketogenic lifestyle or anyone in search of a deliciously healthy bite. Give it a go and let the flavors speak for themselves!
Recipe and Image Credit: @cleanfoodcrush