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A bowl filled with crispy roasted brussels sprouts and big chunks of crisp bacon.
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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

If you have an air fryer, here is a fool proof method for making the best, crispy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon. These have so much flavor and make the perfect side dish or breakfast!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 176kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375º F for 3 minutes.
  • Add 4 strips of bacon the the Air Fryer, and then use a rack to add a second layer of 4 slices of bacon. Air fry the bacon for 5 minutes.
  • While the bacon is cooking, trim the ends of the sprouts, and cut each one in half. Add them to a bowl, and drizzle them with avocado oil, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper.
  • When the bacon is done, remove it from the air fryer, and add the Brussels sprouts to the air fryer. Air fry the Brussels sprouts for 8 minutes.
  • Chop the bacon roughly, and then add it to the Brussels sprouts. Use a fork to mix the bacon into the sprouts, and then return the mix to the air fryer for an additional 5 minutes.

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Notes

*Using more than 1 pound of Brussels sprouts isn't recommended. They won't cook as well and some will be undercooked while others are burnt.
**Many recipes online recommend air frying Brussels sprouts on 390º, but I found this results in overly browned or burnt sprouts, which isn't a healthy way to consume vegetables.
***Adding the bacon half cooked into the Brussels sprouts allows some of the bacon grease to cook into the sprouts, adding extra flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 581IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg