Looking for an easy appetizer to serve during the holidays?  Try our Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts, topped with balsamic vinegar and white cheddar. Simple, yet delicious. Grab this appetizer recipe down below! 

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar + White Cheddar

 

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar + White Cheddar

Problem: I need to make an easy holiday appetizer, and I have no idea what to prepare.

Solution: Here’s an easy four-ingredient appetizer recipe that’s not only easy to prepare but it features bacon, a vegetable, a splash of balsamic vinegar, and sharp white cheddar cheese. That’s it. It doesn’t get any easier or tastier than this! And who doesn’t like bacon anything? Also, the bacon can be replaced with turkey for those with dietary or other eating restrictions.

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It is said that pressure can bust a pipe. And if the pressure of coming up with an easy and delicious holiday appetizer idea has you flustered and all up in your feeling don’t sweat it! We got you with our Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar + White Cheddar.
 
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Take a deep breath and follow along and you will discover you can do this with a little help. I seriously can’t think of anything easier or better tasting than these little bacon-wrapped treasures. They are the ultimate finger food, and the only problem will be making enough to go around. And if you really want to get creative try adding wedges of thick carrots, potatoes, or chunks of corn on the cob.
 
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Let’s recap, this simple appetizer recipe has:

Delicious bacon galore!✔
Tender Brussels sprouts!✔
Sharp white cheddar!✔
Succulent drip drops of Balsamic vinegar!✔
 
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Be still my bacon loving heart! 🥓💕🐷 Get the full run-down down below. See, don’t worry we deliciously solved your problem.
 
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Brushing the Brussels Sprouts with savory balsamic vinegar adds a hint of umami flavor that pairs well with the rest of the ingredients.
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This recipe is proof that you don’t have to spend a lot of money or have a gazillion ingredients to pull off a delicious and easy recipe. With four ingredients we managed to create an appetizer that is visually stunning and an incredible taste. Now it’s your turn.
 
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Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar + White Cheddar

Ingredients:

  • 24 Brussel Sprouts, cleaned with the ends cut off
  • 24 strips of quality thick-cut bacon
  • 1/2 cup sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3-4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Equipment:

  • Large cast iron skillet
  • Baker’s brush
  • Sharp chef’s knife
  • Cheese grater

Directions:

Prep: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse off the Brussel sprouts and remove the thick outer leaves and discard. Using a sharp chef’s or paring knife cut off the bottom stem of the Brussel sprouts.

  1. Brush the bottom of the skillet with two tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Wrap each Brussel sprout with a strip of thick-cut bacon.
  3. Arrange the bacon-wrapped Brussel sprout in the skillet until you can’t fit anymore.
  4. Brush the tops of the Brussel sprouts with balsamic vinegar.
  5. Place the skillet on the middle rack of a 350 degree preheated oven.
  6. Cook for forty-five (45) minutes.
  7. After forty minutes open the oven and pull out the middle rack and top the bacon-wrapped Brussel sprouts with grated sharp white cheddar cheese.
  8. Close the oven and cook for the remaining five minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown on top.
  9. Remove from the oven and let the appetizers cool until they are safe enough to handle. Transfer to a serving tray or platter.
  10. Serve.

As a bonus, we are throwing in our  Cranberry Green Apple Sour cocktail. I mean you got to have something to drink, right?

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Cranberry Cocktail idea:

Cranberry Green Apple Sour Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1-ounce apple flavored rum
  • 1-ounce apple liqueur
  • 1-ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • top with tonic water
  • lemon slices
  • whole cranberries (optional)
  • ice

Directions:

  1. Fill high-ball or Collins glasses with ice.
  2. Add an ounce of apple flavored rum
  3. Pour in the apple liqueur.
  4. A splash of fresh lemon juice.
  5. Next, add the cranberry juice.
  6. Top with tonic water.
  7. Serve.

Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive.

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