Buttered sprouts with chestnuts and crispy bacon

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Buttered sprouts with chestnuts and crispy bacon
A classic Christmas combination and a must make.

1kg Brussels sprouts, trimmed

6 rashers smoked streaky bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces

200g vacuum-packed chestnuts

50g butter

Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, then tip in the sprouts.

Bring back to the boil and cook for 5 minutes.

Drain, run under the cold tap until cold and drain again.

Heat a large frying pan, add the bacon and fry until crisp.

Remove from the pan leaving the fat then add the chestnuts and fry over a high heat for about 5 minutes until browned lightly.

Tip out of the pan.

Add the sprouts to the pan with a splash of water, then cover and finish cooking over a medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring now and again, until just tender.

Uncover, turn up the heat, add the butter and cook the sprouts for 2 minutes more.

Tip in the bacon and chestnuts, season with pepper.


Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Pork, Vegetables, Nuts

Recipe Type
Side Dish

Level of Difficulty


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