Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Blue Cheese

Roasted Brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar baked until golden brown, caramelized and crisp, and then tossed with fried pancetta and creamy blue cheese! This is the Thanksgiving side dish everyone is hoping for! 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Pancetta and Blue Cheese served in a white bowl with a generous sprinkling of cheese on top

To me, Brussels sprouts, just like broccoli, belong into a very specific category. The love/hate one. When I was a kid I used to hate these veggies – like badly. Then I grew up and finally realized they were not that disgusting. Actually, they’re even pretty good!

That being said, if I really want to enjoy them, they have to be cooked in a very specific way. Don’t even mention steamed-cooked or boiled brussels sprouts or I’ll turn into a fussy kid again.

But Roasted Brussels Sprouts with balsamic vinegar? Now that’s yummy! Add crispy pancetta and crumbled blue cheese and I’m a happy camper! This brussels sprouts dish has Thanksgiving side written all over it, doesn’t it!?

Now, does this combo of Roasted Brussels Sprouts with balsamic vinegar and blue cheese sound weird to you? I’m never quite sure where to stop in terms of food weirdness.

My brain comes up with uncommon food combination like with these Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts all the time and even if most of them turn out to be quite delicious, I’m trying not to go too far on the blog and scare you guys off!

If you ask me, I think this little touch of blue cheese is exactly the kick this easy side recipe needs to go from good to really, really good. But hey, no hard feelings if you decide to leave it out! As long as you go for the Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Pancetta!

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Pancetta and Blue Cheese

Roasted Brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar baked until golden brown, caramelized and crisp, and then tossed with fried pancetta and creamy blue cheese! This is the Thanksgiving side dish everyone is hoping for! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked, balsamic, brussel sprouts, caramelized, easy, pancetta, roasted, side dish, simple, Thanksgiving, vegetables
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people as a side
Calories 259 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb brussels sprouts 450 g, stems removed, halved
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 oz pancetta 100 g, chopped - you can also use bacon
  • 2 tbsp blue cheese crumbled

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
  2. In a large bowl, combine brussels sprouts, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Toss to coat.
  3. Arrange Brussels sprouts on a baking sheet and roast for 30 to 40 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pancetta in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  5. When Brussels sprouts are cooked through, remove them from the oven, add pancetta and toss to combine. Serve and top with crumbled blue cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Pancetta and Blue Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th)
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 269mg 11%
Potassium 530mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 17.6%
Vitamin C 116.8%
Calcium 7.2%
Iron 10.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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