Roasted Brussels sprouts with chestnuts & bacon

Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon & chestnuts

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 8

Try a new approach to cooking these traditional winter greens. Bake your sprouts with nuts and bacon lardons – great for a roast with all the trimmings

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal188
  • fat8g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre9g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 1½ kg Brussels sprouts, trimmed
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  • 200g vacuum-packed chestnuts, roughly chopped in half



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  • 200g smoked bacon lardons
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the sprouts and cook for 5 mins. Drain and refresh in cold water.

  2. Toss the sprouts with all the other ingredients in a bowl and season with a pinch of salt and a good grinding of black pepper. Tip onto a large baking tray in a single layer. Put in the oven and roast for 30 mins, tossing halfway through, until the bacon is crispy and the sprouts are golden and tender.

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16th Dec, 2018
This is delicious and is also fab reheated with leftover turkey and roasties.
1st Jan, 2015
Great recipe, super-easy to make and very tasty indeed. Would go with any type of roast dinner but we particularly like it to accompany Venison Wellington.
29th Dec, 2012
This is so easy to do and my family said how nice it was! Amazing as they don't usually like sprouts! Will definitely make again.
25th Dec, 2019
I will be using frozen brussels, will they be okay to cook them straight from the freezer, or should I allow them to defrost before cooking....
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31st Dec, 2019
Hello, The best thing with frozen sprouts is to roast them from frozen, so skip the first step and start with step 2. Once the 30 mins is up check that the sprouts are cooked in the middle by sticking a skewer into a couple, they made need 10-15 mins longer cooking depending on what size they are. I hope this helps.
4th Dec, 2018
can you freeze to plan ahead and reheat?
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6th Dec, 2018
We would recommend roasting them on the day but you can prepare them up until the end of step 1 or even have all the ingredients in the roasting tray and refrigerate the day before to save time.
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