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December 28, 2013

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Sage

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Sage Before Cooking
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Sage Before Cooking



I hate going out on New Years, I always have. When I was younger I normally went to bed far before midnight and on the rare occasion I did stay awake I shied away from parties. It doesn't help that I am not a fan of champagne, it is too dry for my tastes. This year I will probably stay up with my husband watching movies. I like to keep things low key. On New Year's day I will make cabbage soup for good luck and that's it. Nothing fancy, no parties, just my family and a good meal. That's my idea of a great New Year's, simple and no-fuss.

For Christmas Eve I made a number of dishes. My kids and I love Brussels sprouts and I make them every year. This year I tried a new recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Sage from the December 2013 issue of Eating Well magazine.
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Spring Hill Cemetery Huntington, WV

This recipe has 7 ingredients. It takes 35 minutes of total time, 15 minutes of which is active and makes 8 servings. I followed this recipe pretty close to the original. I used 3 ounce of pancetta since that is the size package I purchased at the grocery store. After 20 minutes the Brussels sprouts were still too crispy, so I allowed them to roast for another 15 minutes.
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My kids really loved this recipe. They are big Brussels sprouts fans and this recipe was no exception. The pancetta added a nice flavor to the vegetables and the sage was a perfect herb to go with the Brussels sprouts. With a 130 percent of the daily value of vitamin C per serving this recipe was a nice way to get a healthier side onto my Christmas Eve day meal.

For the recipe go to Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Sage.

15 comments:

  1. I don't even remember the last time I made it to midnight on New Year's Eve! It was probably ten years ago or more. I really love roasted Brussels sprouts but have never tried them with meat, just olive oil, salt and pepper. These sound delicious!

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    1. Glad to know I'm not the only one :) The meat adds a nice flavor to the Brussels sprouts, it works with bacon too!

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  2. I haven't seen midnight in YEARS! We are always in bed early - it's just a regular night for us.

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  3. I don't think I've ever even tried to stay up until midnight on New Year's Eve, lol. Maybe when I was younger. I do remember seeing the ball drop on TV. :) Your idea of a good one is the same as mine! :)

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    1. I did when I was younger, but it's been a very long time :) Now I go to bed early!

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  4. I don't stay up for New Year...your roasted Brussels sprouts look very delicious.

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    1. Thanks :) It sounds like a lot of us don't!

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  5. I don't stay up for New Years anymore. When I was younger we would go into the city and watch the ball drop in Times Square, then we just stopped and started watching it on TV. Now I stay at home and I'm asleep by 10pm sometimes.

    I'm not a big fan of brussel sprouts and neither are the kids but hubby is. He might be interested in making it differently. :) Hope you have a great 2014!

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    1. I stayed up when I was younger too. Now that I am older though, I rarely make it to midnight.

      This recipe is really good and lower in fat, which is always nice. I hope you have a great 2014 as well :)

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  6. Love Brussels sprouts and love being in bed by ten on New Year's! Hope you have a great 2014! Caitlin (TheRoomMom)

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    1. We sound very similar :) I hope you have a great 2014 as well!

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  7. I like the addition of pancetta to this recipe. I recently decided that I like brussel sprouts! For NYE we typically watch the east coast ball drop then go to bed :-) I like to just hang out with friends and not go out... hope you have a Happy New Year Ann!

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    1. The pancetta was a great addition, it gave great flavor to the Brussels sprouts. I don't like going out either, I prefer staying at home! Happy New Year to you and your family as well!

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