Sautéed Brussel Sprouts with Crispy Pancetta Crumb

Brussel sprouts rarely get the respect they deserve. This quick and easy side dish elevates them o a new level and adds bold flavours. As a side, this dish goes well with chicken or white fish.

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Sautéed Brussel Sprouts with Crispy Pancetta crumb

A quick and easy side dish that’s packed with flavour to elevate the humble brussel sprout.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brussel sprouts, pancetta
Servings: 4


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 200 g brussel sprouts
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 100 g Danish feta
  • 150 g pancetta
  • 2 teaspoons cracked pepper
  • 10 mint leaves roughly torn


  • Halve the sprouts and dice the pancetta.
  • In a medium skillet, melt the butter on medium heat until foaming. Add the sprouts and sauté for 6 minutes stirring regularly. The sprouts should be caramelised and starting to char in places. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a separate pan, cook the diced pancetta over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in the panko, pepper and crumbled feta.
  • Preheat grill/broiler on high. Place the sprouts into an oven proof dish and sprinkle over the crumb mixture. Grill on high for 5 minutes. Remove from grill and toss over mint leaves. Lightly toss then serve immediately.

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