Sprouts with chestnuts & crisp pancetta

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
If you struggle to get the family to eat their sprouts, try adding some chestnuts and pancetta to make an irresistible side dish

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 134
  • fat 6g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 14g
  • sugars 6g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.97g


  • 500g Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 140g diced pancetta
  • 200g cooked chestnuts, broken into large pieces
  • 1 tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • 200ml vegetable stock


  1. Boil the sprouts for 3 mins until starting to soften slightly, then drain. Fry the pancetta until crisp, then remove from the pan and set aside. Add the chestnuts and sugar, tossing in the pan, then add the stock and reduce by half. Add the sprouts and pancetta back to the pan and warm through to serve.

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