Side Dishes

Brussels Sprout with Lemon & Pancetta

I have a confession to make. I’m 34 years old and I had never tried Brussels sprout until a few months ago. I was an extremely picky eater as a child. I never ate vegetables because I thought they smelled and tasted funny. I absolutely refused to try Brussels sprout. I thought the smell was so gross.

John loves Brussels sprout and asked me if we could have some for supper sometime. I eat my veggies now and thankfully grew out of my picky behaviour so I said sure. I’ve roasted them in the oven, but my favourite way to eat them is with a little bit of lemon, onion, mushrooms and pancetta. It’s delicious!

I first discovered this recipe on my Better Homes & Gardens recipes app on my iPhone. I modified it a little bit to cut down on preparation time. It takes about a half hour to prepare from start to finish.

Brussels Sprout with Lemon & Pancetta - This recipe made me love brussels sprout again!

Brussels Sprout with Lemon & Pancetta - This recipe made me love brussels sprout again!

Yield: 4

Brussels Sprout with Lemon & Pancetta

This recipe made me love brussels sprout again!

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 pounds Brussels sprout
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 oz. pancetta, chopped (or use bacon if pancetta is not available)
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 red onion, sliced thin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Trim stems and remove any wilted leaves on Brussels sprout. Cut in half lengthwise.
  2. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add in Brussels sprout and cook for 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add in pancetta and cook until crisp. Add mushrooms, onions and garlic to skillet and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add Brussels sprout, salt & pepper to skillet. Cook and stir for 6 minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon juice. Stir to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

 


Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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