Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mission Figs and Bacon

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This recipe is so yummy, even your children (and of course the child in all of us) will learn to love Brussels sprouts. Serve warm with a meal and keep leftovers in the fridge for up to 10 days (they get better every day)!

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
10 servings


  • 10 slices thick-cut bacon, cut in 1-inch pieces

  • 2 (12 ounce) packages Brussels sprouts, cut in half

  • 6 dates, chopped

  • 1 sweet onion, chopped

  • 6 sprigs Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar, or more to taste

  • cup dried cranberries

  • cup whole pecans

  • ¼ cup olive oil, or more to taste

  • ¼ cup quartered dried Mission figs

  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spread bacon on a baking sheet.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven until crispy, about 20 minutes.

  3. Remove bacon from oven; increase oven temperature to 380 degrees F (193 degrees C). Transfer bacon to a large bowl. Add Brussels sprouts, dates, onion, parsley, vinegar, cranberries, pecans, olive oil, figs, fennel seeds, salt, and pepper; toss to combine. Spread onto a baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the hot oven until tender and lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

247 Calories
13g Fat
31g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 247
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 259mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 82mg 408%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 608mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.