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Maple Bourbon Air Fried Brussels Sprouts & Squash

Quick and easy air fried brussels sprouts, cubed butternut squash, and chopped apple tossed in a delicious maple pecan bourbon sauce!

Maple Bourbon Air Fried Brussels Sprouts & Squash

I cannot get enough of brussels sprouts this time of year! So I figured one more holiday recipe using them wouldn’t hurt. These maple bourbon air fried brussels sprouts & squash are the perfect addition to any holiday party! The best part is how easy it is to make.

First of all, click here [3] for the air fryer I use. If you don’t have one – I have to say it’s by far my favorite kitchen appliance. Also, it would make an amazing gift. I use it all the time!

My other favorite air fryer recipes:

Onion rings [4]

Brussels sprouts with sriracha aioli [5]

Healthier crab cake poppers [6]

Brussels sprouts with dijon aioli [7]

Healthier fried pickles [8]

Buffalo chicken meatballs [9]

This side dish is great for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, holiday parties, or just a side with your everyday dinner! It screams Fall with the crispy Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, and apple chunks. The maple pecan bourbon glaze just ties it all together so nicely. I am NOT a bourbon drinker what so ever. But, I love a little splash of bourbon in some recipes. If you’re not into it, feel free to leave it out. It will still be so delicious.

Maple Bourbon Brussels

The air fryer makes it cook so much more quickly versus an oven. The maple pecan bourbon sauce is whipped up super quick as well, in a saucepan. Once the brussels, squash and apple are done air frying you just toss them with the sauce.

So make sure to add this to your holiday menu! Tag #dashofmandi and @dashofmandi on Instagram [10] if you make any of my creations 🙂 I love seeing them!

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Maple Bourbon Air Fried Brussels Sprouts & Squash



Air fried brussels sprouts, squash and apple

1 lb. brussels sprouts, halved and trimmed

2 cups cubed butternut squash

1 red apple, cored and cut into small chunks

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp nutmeg

Maple Pecan Bourbon Sauce

1 tbsp butter

1/2 cup raw pecan halves

3 tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp coconut aminos

1/2 tbsp bourbon

pinch of salt


In a large bowl combine the brussels sprouts, squash and apple with the olive oil and nutmeg. Mix until everything is evenly coated.

Add to air fryer and cook at 390 degrees F for 10 minutes, toss and cook another 4 minutes.

Meanwhile, add butter to a small saucepan over medium low heat.

Once melted add the pecans and let them cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring them around occasionally.

Add maple syrup, coconut aminos, bourbon and salt.

Let thicken for about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add air fried brussels, squash and apple to a bowl and pour maple pecan bourbon sauce on top and mix to evenly coat everything.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

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