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Are Brussels sprouts tiny cabbages?

No, Brussels sprouts are not cabbage but come from the same family named cruciferous family, along with broccoli, cauliflower.

Are Brussels sprouts healthy?

Yes, Brussels sprouts are very healthy. They are very nutritious and include vitamins A, C and K, potassium, manganese and magnesium. They are high in fiber, low in calories and fat-free. However, eating Brussels sprouts may cause gas in some people.

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roasted brussels sprouts with bacon air fryer recipe

Emine Aslan January 24, 2024
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Air Fryer Recipe

Summary: Here is a delicious Brussels sprouts with bacon recipe to make in the air fryer. You’ll see, even those who don't like Brussels sprouts will love it!

Tags: Brussels sprouts recipe

Cook Time:20 minutes
Prep Time:10 minutes
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 107

Brussels sprouts are very attractive on grocery store shelves with their cabbage-like appearance. The cute appearance of these tiny cabbages compels you to buy some. However, when Brussels sprouts are taken home and steamed or boiled following the most common recipe for them, most people feel disappointed with the taste and mushy texture. So, people usually decide not to buy them again and resist their tiny and compelling appearance in the grocery store.

However, Brussels sprouts release their best flavors by sautéing or roasting. We share a roasted Brussels sprouts recipe below, leaving sautéing to another recipe. You will love these delicious Brussels sprouts with bacon, caramelized and golden brown on the outside, and tender but not mushy on the inside.


  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 4 bacon slices, chopped


  1. Preheat the air fryer by selecting the “Vegetables” function and adjusting the timer to 3 minutes. Once you press the “Start/Pause” button, it will begin warming up.

  2. Combine Brussels sprouts, salt, black pepper and olive oil in a bowl.

  3. Add Brussels sprouts and bacon to the rotating basket if your air fryer has one. Otherwise, add them on the tray or in the basket if your air fryer is basket type.

  4. Open the air fryer, place the rotating basket in and close it.

  5. Set the timer to 20 minutes and press the “Start/Pause” button to begin roasting.

  6. Cook Brussels sprouts until they are golden brown and tender. You can check their tenderness by sticking a fork.

  7. Open the air fryer, remove the basket and transfer Brussels sprouts with bacon to a serving platter.

  8. Serve warm.

  9. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
5.8 grams
9.6 grams
2.4 grams
6.4 grams
304.1 milligrams

    You can also make this recipe without bacon and serve the roasted Brussels sprouts as a side dish along with chicken and beef.