Have you decided on what to cook for Christmas dinner? I’m planning on cooking a decadent three course meal, but I cannot come to a decision on the exact dishes. Perhaps I’ll serve a plate of Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts as a side dish.

Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts by Diverse Dinners

If you can get your hands on Brussels sprouts on a stalk, go for it, they make for a fantastic statement.

Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts is a delicious side dish full of flavor and varied textures. Totally yum!

If you have young ones who prefer to avoid veggies, Brussels sprouts on a stalk will pique their interest. Adding bacon is usually a winner too.

Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts by Diverse Dinners

Cooking Brussels sprouts on a stalk is quite simple.  No need to trim each and every one as they are all attached to a stalk. All you need to do is remove the damaged leaves and trim the end of the large stalk just a little. You are then ready to season as desired before cooking.

Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts by Diverse Dinners



409 cal


23 g


39 g


14 g
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Serves 4

Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

20 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 20 Total Time

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  • 1 Brussels sprouts stalk
  • 8oz smoked bacon (approx. 8-10 slices)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Equipment & Utensils
  • Parchment paper
  • Toothpicks as needed
  • Baking sheet
  • Cooking brush
  • Serving Plate


  1. Trim end of stalk and remove damaged leaves.
  2. Rinse then pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Weave slices of bacon around sprouts, use toothpicks to keep bacon in place where necessary.
  4. Place stalk on a parchment paper-lined baking tray.
  5. Whisk honey and balsamic vinegar together, then divide into two portions.
  6. With a brush coat each and every Brussels sprout using one portion on the combined honey and vinegar.
  7. Place in a preheated oven at 380 and cook for 1 hour removing from the oven every 15 mins to brush with second portion of honey and vinegar.
  8. Once cooked the sprouts should still have some bite.
  9. Remove toothpicks and place on a serving plate, or remove sprouts and bacon from stalks and place in a bowl.
  10. Drizzle sprouts with leftover honey and vinegar just before serving.