Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

These Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta are a perfect fall side dish.  They would also make a great addition to your Thanksgiving table!  Ready in 25 minutes.

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Brussel sprouts bring up a lot of emotion…either you love them or detest them, there is no middle ground.  I personally cannot understand how anyone could not love brussel sprouts?!  I grew up eating them boiled and dipped in butter, SO good.  But around here I can’t convince my kids that they should like them, in fact they’re pretty adamant that they hate them.  Oh well, can’t win them all!  Haha

But just because the kids won’t eat brussel sprouts doesn’t mean that I don’t make them on occasion…I need my brussel sprout fix every once in a while.  While I do still love them boiled, my favourite way to eat them is when they are cooked with bacon or pancetta, then drizzled with balsamic vinegar.  So. Gosh. Darn. Good.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

This dish can be served with a simple roasted chicken during the week, or as a side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas, it’s really versatile.  And you can add more pancetta or bacon if you like, and cook them as much as you prefer…if you like your brussels sprouts more crispy, cook them longer…they’re really really good that way!  Enjoy!



Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author Jo-Anna Rooney


  • 4 - 5 cups of halved brussels sprouts wash & cut in half
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup chopped pancetta or bacon I used a package of pre-cut pancetta
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar


  1. Over medium heat, warm up the olive oil, then add the cut brussel sprouts, and toss them around in the oil.
  2. Season with the salt and pepper.
  3. Cook until the brussel sprouts are soft and starting to brown.
  4. Add the pancetta, and cook until it starts to crisp.
  5. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve.
  6. Serve with extra balsamic vinegar.

So if you love brussel sprouts, you should make these…I’m sure you’ll find them as good as I do!

Have a delicious day!


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  • Reply Barb October 4, 2015 at 10:42 AM Yumm ... I'm with you ...
  • Reply Marion October 4, 2015 at 4:01 PM This looks so good and delish, I am going to make them for our Thanksgiving dinner next weekend.
  • Reply Pamela October 6, 2015 at 7:11 PM Loved this dish. We love brussel sprouts (it has to be buried in butter and cheese for them to eat them though), but, everyone ate every bite of this. Thank you.
    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife October 10, 2015 at 7:50 AM Yay! I'm so happy to hear that! I'm going to be making it again for this weekend...yum!
  • Reply Ivory October 8, 2017 at 3:01 PM My family and I love these little green things. They are also good for you. The way you prepared these looks mouthwatering .
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