In this roasted Brussels sprouts recipe, pancetta--cured Italian-style bacon--seasons sweet Brussels sprouts with a hint of salt and a touch of smoke that goes nicely with the fresh sage. These Brussels sprouts are the perfect vegetable side dish to any turkey, pork or chicken dinner.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2013


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Recipe Summary

35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  • Rinse leek slices well to remove any grit, then pat dry. Combine with Brussels sprouts, pancetta, sage, oil, salt and pepper in a large roasting pan. Roast, stirring once, until the Brussels sprouts are tender, 18 to 20 minutes.


Make Ahead Tip: Keep warm in a 225°F oven for up to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

109 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 10.5g; dietary fiber 3.5g; sugars 2.6g; fat 6.4g; saturated fat 1.6g; cholesterol 5mg; vitamin a iu 1154.9IU; vitamin c 78mg; folate 81.3mcg; calcium 54.8mg; iron 1.7mg; magnesium 28.9mg; potassium 415.7mg; sodium 288.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
Brussels Sprouts for Company My husband and I like Brussels sprouts so this was an easy yes when looking for a new recipe. We loved it! I added half again as much pancetta but I'm not sure you need to. The following week friends were coming for dinner. I cautiously asked if they would eat Brussels sprouts. Sure they replied but I was still slightly worried. Should not have been. They both went back for seconds as did we. My friend said that had she not been at someone else's house she could have easily eaten all of it by herself. Now that's some compliment. Pros: Easy fast tasty Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Awesomely delicious! A friend mixed the ingredients at home and then roasted them at my place for a dinner party. It was the only dish that was empty at the end of the evening. She said she made it per the recipe but may have added a bit more salt. Pros: easy tastey Read More