Brilliant Brussels

It’s that time of year when the Brussel sprouts come out, but how can you make them more interesting?  Here is a quick, easy and yummy Christmas Day recipe where you can pimp up your Brussels with bacon, chestnuts and thyme.

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Brilliant Brussels

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Servings 6 people
Suitable for Special Diet (or adaptable) Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Low-sugar, Vegan, Vegetarian



  • Boil a pan of salted water and add your Brussel sprouts for 5-7 mins. Drain and plunge into iced water. When cooled slice into thin slices.
  • Heat up the olive oil in a frying pan and cook the pancetta and thyme until the bacon is nice and crispy. Add your chestnuts and Brussel sprouts and cook until it is all lightly coloured.
  • Serve whilst lovely and warm with your turkey or other roast.


Cook’s Tips:
  • Do not season until you have tasted, it is easy to over salt with bacon.
  • To make vegan try swapping the bacon for little cubes of roasted butternut squash
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