Chestnut Brussel Sprouts and Pancetta

Chestnut Brussel Sprouts and Pancetta


  • 300g of fresh chestnuts
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 50g pancetta
  • 350g Brussels sprouts
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • 100g fresh chestnuts  = approx 65g frozen peeled.


Score chestnuts and place them in a pot of cold water with a couple of pinches of salt. Bring to boil then drain immediately. Allow to cool a little then peel. In a pan heat extra virgin olive oil. Add onion, garlic, pancetta, Brussels sprouts and the chestnuts.  Lightly fry for 8 minutes till the Brussels sprouts soften. Add parsley,  with salt and pepper and serve.

Prep Time

15 mins

Cooking Time

8 mins


6 – 8