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Sprouts with pancetta and chestnuts

Sprouts with pancetta and chestnuts

A tasty way to use up those leftover sprouts at Christmas.

This recipe is for a large batch of sprouts, but if you’re making dinner for a smaller crowd, just adjust the recipe slightly.
By Love Food Hate Waste
Serves 6
Prep/Cook time: 45 minutes
a traybake of brussel sprouts with pancetta pieces and whole chestnuts

Ingredients

500g Brussels sprouts
1 packet of vacuum-packed chestnuts
Leftover chestnuts can be added to soups, salads, or even shop-bought stuffing to give it some extra texture.
200g bacon or bacon lardons
You can buy pancetta or lardons in smaller packets.
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper

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Recipe

  1. Trim the sprouts and slice in half, lengthways through the stalk.

  2. Boil the sprouts for around 4-5 minutes, then drain and set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, mix together the pancetta and chestnuts with the olive oil, then add a pinch of salt and a twist of black pepper.

  4. Add the sprouts and mix until everything is coated, then spread out onto a large baking tray. Roast at 220C/200C fan for around 30 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and the sprouts turn golden.

  5. Oven getting a little crowded on Christmas Day? If you’re short on space, this recipe can be adapted to a frying pan or wok as well. Simply fry the bacon and chestnuts in the oil, add the par-boiled sprouts and season, then fry on a medium heat until crispy and golden.

  6. Remember to freeze any portions you don’t eat this time to save them from going in the bin. 

    Defrost your frozen portions in the fridge and use within 24 hours, or in a microwave on 'defrost' directly before use.
Make the most of your leftovers
Store in
Airtight container
Time
Fridge for 2 days, freezer 3-6 months
Where to store
Fridge or freezer
Reheat
Oven or microwave until piping hot. Reheat only once.

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