Brussels sprouts, hazelnuts, and cranberries combine to make a salad that even kids will want to eat. The colors and flavors make a great fall or holiday side dish, but we have been enjoying it all summer as well.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Toss Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until coated. Transfer coated sprouts to a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until sprouts are tender, about 15 minutes.

  • Cook and stir hazelnuts in a skillet over medium-low heat until lightly toasted and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Transfer hazelnuts to a bowl.

  • Cook and stir bacon in the same skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Add maple syrup and rosemary; cook, stirring often, until the bacon drippings and maple syrup begin to thicken and stick to the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes.

  • Combine cooked Brussels sprouts and bacon mixture together in a large bowl; toss until sprouts are coated with maple syrup sauce. Sprinkle in hazelnuts, cranberries, and Pecorino-Romano cheese; toss well. This dish is best served warm.

Cook's Note:

I have never liked Brussels sprouts, but they are my husband's favorite vegetable; he doesn't like nuts. This recipe, however, pleases both of us! I created the recipe one day when I needed to bring a salad to a church dinner. It was a hit. Also delicious as a cold salad, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

295.2 calories; 7.1 g protein; 31.1 g carbohydrates; 5 mg cholesterol; 123.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2013
Absolutely delicious! This will be on my Thanksgiving menu this year. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2016
I made this Christmas Day... My guests really enjoyed it however I found it too sweet. If I made this again I would cut the maple syrup bu half at least. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2013
Absolutely delicious! This will be on my Thanksgiving menu this year. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2013
Absolutely delicious! This will be on my Thanksgiving menu this year. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2015
This was truly excellent. I had to make changes due to what I had on hand... I used toasted pecans (because I always have them in the freezer ready to roll) and I skipped the cheese. Plus I had Kirkland Precooked Bacon Crumbles in the fridge - so instead of cooking the bacon and using the grease I put 1 T butter in the skillet added the syrup reduced it and added the bacon to heat it up. Bingo! I didn't have time to go to the store etc. to do it as written but I'm sure it's a winner either way. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2013
I enjoyed this very much only change I made was to omit the rosemary and use oregano. (I HATE rosemary) Surprisingly I liked this better than my boyfriend who just wants me to stick to them sauted with bacon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2012
I made this for Thanksgiving to take to my Aunt's House. It was so good. It's definitely a keeper and I will be making it again soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2014
LOVE LOVE LOVE this salad. I substituted walnuts for the hazelnuts because that is what I had on hand. I also shredded the Brussels sprouts before roasting them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2014
Delicious combination of ingredients! I made it for Thanksgiving dinner and the family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2014
Tried it using turkey bacon and it was very delicious. Thanks for sharing. I will be doing this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2014
This was so easy and the maple syrup (sugar free) and filberts was a perfect fit. Will do again! yummmmm Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2015
it was awesome. i also substituted walnuts for the hazelnuts because it's what i had on hand. took the rest for lunch the next day but didn't eat much due to co-workers trying it! will definitely make this again and again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2016
I made this Christmas Day... My guests really enjoyed it however I found it too sweet. If I made this again I would cut the maple syrup bu half at least. Read More
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