Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta and Toasted Bread Crumbs Recipe

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Fresh brussels sprounts, braised just to the point of tenderness is always on our Thanksgiving table. It's as important as cranberry sauce and my family would be very disappointed without it.

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Servings: 6 to 8


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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix bread crumbs and thyme with 1/4 cup olive oil, and spread on a cookie sheet. Toast, tossing frequently, until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Heat butter and remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until foamy. Add brussels sprouts, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and sauté, tossing frequently, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add diced pancetta, and sauté, tossing frequently, until sprouts are well browned and softened slightly, and pancetta is crisp, about 10 minutes more. Reduce heat, add shallots and garlic, and sauté until fragrant, 2 minutes.
  3. Increase heat to high, add balsamic vinegar and stock, and cook, tossing frequently, until sprouts are glazed and tender, about 10 minutes; add more stock if needed. Taste, adjusting seasoning if necessary, and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Transfer to a warm serving bowl and scatter bread crumbs on top.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 262g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 423  
Calories from Fat 221 52%
Total Fat 25.08g 31%
Saturated Fat 7.8g 31%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 704mg 29%
Potassium 746mg 21%
Total Carbs 37.16g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6.6g 22%
Sugars 7.88g 5%
Protein 14.72g 24%



  • Jill Witkin
    August 31, 2010
    looks amazing, I love brussels sprouts and have added this to my "to make" list. thanks for the recipe.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


    • Aspen Lee-Moulden
      December 25, 2008
      This sounds amazing! I had another recipe from this site I planned to use tomorrow but now I may try this one! I'll update after I make one of them. YUM!

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