Maple syrup has become my sweetener of choice over the last few months. I just can’t get enough of the rich, maple flavor on my morning oatmeal and to flavor desserts. But there’s also a savory side of maple. With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I’ve been on the lookout for savory maple recipes to try out. These recipes go beyond maple glazed carrots, which is one of my favorite savory maple recipes. These 10 savory maple recipes will have you reaching for the maple syrup to see just how savory that sweet maple syrup can be.
10 Savory Maple Recipes 1 of 11
Savoy maple goodness is on its way! Click through for 10 amazing savory maple recipes.
Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon, Kamut, and Blue Cheese 2 of 11
Erin, The Law Student's Wife, says it better than I can, "Now, if you paused at the words 'Brussels Sprouts,' fear not. High temperature oven roasting transforms the little green guys into caramelized vegetable candy. Yes, I just typed the words 'vegetable candy.' Did I mention there's bacon?" Um, yeah.
Get the recipe for Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon, Kamut, and Blue Cheese on The Law Student's Wife
Creamy Maple Bacon Pumpkin Risotto 3 of 11
Risotto gets a hit of fall flavor from apple cider (brilliant!), spices, pumpkin puree, and maple syrup. Don't worry, it's also loaded with smoky bacon and Parmesan cheese. Total jaw-dropper right there.
Get the recipe for Creamy Maple Bacon Pumpkin Risotto on Pineapple and Coconut
Grilled Salmon with Maple Sriracha Lime Glaze 4 of 11
Kalyn's grilled salmon is healthy, diet-friendly, and full of flavor from the sweet, spicy, tangy glaze. (You might even consider ditching the turkey this Thanksgiving in favor of this!)
Get the recipe for Grilled Salmon with Maple Sriracha Lime Glaze on Kalyn's Kitchen.
Creamy Rosemary Polenta with Maple Sea Salt Roasted Winter Vegetables 5 of 11
Polenta is one of my favorite comfort foods and a steaming bowl topped with maple sea salt roasted veggies sounds even more comforting and delicious.
Get the recipe for Creamy Rosemary Polenta with Maple Sea Salt Roasted Winter Vegetables on Mountain Mama Cooks
Maple Brined Pork Belly and Purple Sweet Potato Hash 6 of 11
Yes, maple syrup with breakfast is always a good idea. And yes, maple-brined pork belly is an even better idea. Like, whoa.
Get the recipe for Maple Brined Pork Belly and Purple Sweet Potato Hash on Pineapple and Coconut
Roasted Squash and Chestnuts with Pomegranate Seeds and Maple Balsamic Sauce 7 of 11
Roasted squash is an easy favorite to enjoy through fall, winter and into spring. I love the addition of roasted chestnuts, pomegranate seeds and that drizzle of maple balsamic sauce.
Get the recipe for Roasted Squash and Chestnuts with Pomegranate Seeds and Maple Balsamic Sauce on The Vintage Mixer
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Pecan Streusel 8 of 11
I love this take on sweet potato casserole! The sweet potato halves are scooped out and mixed with maple syrup, butter and spices, then topped with spicy chipotle pecan streusel.
Get the recipe for Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Pecan Streusel on Cookin' Canuck
Maple Balsamic Chicken 9 of 11
This recipe has a fun story that involves losing it and begging for another copy. Maple and balsamic go very well together and make for one tasty chicken dish.
Get the recipe for Maple Balsamic Chicken on This Week For Dinner
Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Bacon 10 of 11
We always have mashed sweet potatoes with our Thanksgiving feast, but I'm rethinking that this year. Perhaps we'll start with a creamy, silky sweet potato soup topped with maple bacon.
Get the recipe for Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Bacon on Cookin' Canuck
Asparagus with Maple-Mustard Sauce 11 of 11
We love asparagus and almost can't think of Thanksgiving without it! I'm just imagining how delicious it will be smothered with this flavorful maple-mustard sauce.
Get the recipe for Asparagus with Maple-Mustard Sauce on Taste and Tell