Creamed sprouts

Creamed sprouts

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 6
Go on, add a touch of crème fraîche and some juicy bacon to your sprouts and give them a wicked edge, it's Christmas

Nutrition and extra info

  • High in fibre, vit c
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal192
  • fat10g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre7g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.72g


  • 750g Brussels sprout, trimmed and halved if large
    Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts

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    The quintessential Christmas dinner veg, Brussels sprouts are thought to have been cultivated in…

  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, cut into small chunks
  • 200g/7oz chestnut halves, roughly chopped



    'Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...' that kitsch old Nat King Cole song perfectly…

  • 6 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche


  1. Cook the Brussels sprouts in a saucepan of boiling salted water for 8-10 mins until tender, then drain and cool in iced water or under the cold tap. Drain well.

  2. Fry bacon gently in a large frying pan for 4 mins until starting to crisp, then throw in the chestnut pieces and cook until toasted. Add the sprouts and crème fraîche, season, then turn the heat up to boil the cream until it coats the sprouts. Tip into a serving dish and serve straight away.

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7th Jan, 2008
This is *amazing*. I'm not a huge fan of brussel sprouts, but in this recipe they came out heavenly. Just the right mix of flavours and ingredients, even nuts work very well. Will definitely make this again.
30th Dec, 2007
So very quick and simple yet so tasty!
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