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Creamy bacon sprouts recipe

Creamy bacon sprouts recipe

9 ratings

Even sprout-haters won't be able to resist this creamy sprout recipe with smoky bacon and Parmesan. With just a handful of ingredients, this super side dish is ready in less than 10 minutes and is entirely gluten-free. Pair with your favourite trimmings for a winning Christmas dinner. See method

  • Serves 8
  • 10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 191 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free


  • 1kg Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 200g smoked bacon lardons
  • 150ml crème fraîche
  • 20g Parmesan, grated

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    14g 19%
  • Saturates

    7g 36%
  • Sugars

    4g 4%
  • Salt

    0.8g 13%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 5.3g Protein 9.5g Fibre 4.9g


  1. Simmer the sprouts in boiling water for 7 mins or until tender. Drain, then halve.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the bacon for 5-7 mins until crisp.
  3. Mix the crème fraîche with the Parmesan and some black pepper. Add the sprouts to the pan. Pour in the crème fraîche; stir to heat.

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