The Best Brussel Sprouts And Pancetta Recipe Ever

Woohoo its Sunday roast season! As much as I mourn the end of summer, I absolutely adore autumn. Crunchy leaves, buying new winter woollens. And of course Sunday afternoon walks to a country pub for a glass of wine whilst the perfect Sunday Roast is cooking away in the oven. One question I have been asked loads is How To Cook Brussel Sprouts For Roast Dinner? And this shredded brussel sprouts and pancetta Recipe is a real winner for Sunday roasts. As is my delicious sweet red cabbage recipe.

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Is there a way to make Brussel Sprouts taste good?

Brussel sprouts were always a bone of contention in the Christie household until we discovered this easy sautéed Brussel sprout and pancetta recipe. I suppose getting it right and having tasty sprouts is all about knowing how to cook brussel sprouts to make them taste good and its not difficult at all.

This amazing recipe for Brussel Sprouts with pancetta and butter was a real success, even though I have a hubby who swore he did not like Brussel sprouts. They taste delicious and roast dinner will never be the same without them.

Are Brussel Sprouts Good For You?

Yes they are packed with nutrients, including vitamin K which is essential for blood clotting. High in vitamin c which helps promote iron absorption and boost the immune system.

Brussel sprouts are also high in fibre. Half a cup of sprouts will provide 2 grams of fibre which is 8% of your daily intake requirements. Thus promoting a healthy gut and digestion.

How To Make The Perfect Brussel Sprouts And Pancetta For Roast Dinner?

Ingredients

  • 250g Brussel Sprouts
  • 80g Pancetta Cubes
  • 10g Butter
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 3 tablespoons of boiling water

How To Prepare Your Brussel Sprouts

To prepare your brussel sprouts, chop off the hard ends and remove the outer leaves. Then half each sprout and slice into 6 sections, this will create a shredded texture perfect for cooking.

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Method

  1. Prepare your Brussel Sprouts as above
  2. Cook the pancetta in a hot frying pan until cooked (keep moving around the pan for the whole time) and then put to one side.
  3. Melt the butter in the frying pan, when hot add the boiling water to create a butter foam
  4. Add the chopped brussel sprouts
  5. Season with salt and pepper
  6. Cook for 2-3 minutes
  7. Add the cooked pancetta and cook and cook for a further 2 minutes.
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Can You Freeze Brussel Sprouts?

Yes as long as you blanch them first. To do this chop the sprouts as normal and add to boiling water for 2 minutes. Then plunge into ice cold water, blot dry on kitchen paper and freeze in portion sized batches. Sprouts can be frozen for up to 12 months.

How Long Will Brussels And Pancetta Last For In The Fridge?

They will keep for 3 days in the fridge and can be reheated in the microwave.

Recipe Variations

If you don’t have pancetta chop up 6 slices of smoked bacon rashers. Also roasted chestnuts and cranberries make a great addition.

Shredded Brussel Sprouts And Pancetta

Shredded Brussel Sprouts And Pancetta

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Easy Sautéed Brussel Sprouts With Bacon for roast dinner

Author: Sarah Christie

Ingredients

  • 250g Brussel Sprouts
  • 80g Pancetta Cubes
  • 10g Butter
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 3 tablespoons of boiling water

Instructions

  1. Chop the brussel sprouts in half and then into 6 slices
  2. Cook the pancetta in a hot frying pan until cooked (keep moving around the pan for the whole time) and then put to one side.
  3. Melt the butter in the frying pan, when hot add the boiling water to create a butter foam
  4. Add the chopped brussel sprouts
  5. Season with salt and pepper
  6. Cook for 2-3 minutes
  7. Add the cooked pancetta and cook and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Notes

Brussel sprouts cooked with bacon or pancetta and butter foam, the perfect addition to roast dinner.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: Side portion
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
Brussel sprouts and Pancetta Cooked in Butter perfect for roast dinners .

And check this recipe for the best red cabbage for roast dinner.

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