Brussels sprouts with pancetta

Brussels sprouts with pancetta

Brussels sprouts with pancetta

If a generous addition of bacon can’t convert the sprout haters then nothing will. They’re also super easy to make so the cook will be happy.


  • salt
  • 900g/2lb 4oz Brussels sprouts, trimmed and loose leaves removed
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 225g/8oz pancetta, cut into cubes

Preparation method

  1. Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil and add the sprouts. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until tender, then drain in a colander.

  2. Heat a frying pan over a high heat until hot. Add the olive oil and pancetta cubes and fry for 5-7 minutes, or until the pancetta is crisp and golden-brown.

  3. Add the drained sprouts and stir together to warm through. Serve immediately.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Serves 8