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Ina Garten's Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Anna


  • 1 ½ pounds Brussels Sprouts
  • 4 ounces pancetta, in ¼" dice
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon aged or syrupy balsamic vinegar, see Gr8 Note


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Trim the stem off the Brussels Sprouts and remove any discolored or damaged outer leaves. If the bulbs are medium to large, cut them in half lengthwise, if they are small, you can leave them whole. Make sure you keep any green leaves that fall when trimming, add these to the pan, they crisp up nicely.
  • Put the Brussels Sprouts on a sheet pan large enough to hold them in a single layer. I used a 12"x17" pan. Add the pancetta.
  • Add the olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper and toss with your hands until all the veggies and meat are coated nicely. Start with 3 Tablespoons of oil and add the 4th if you think there isn't enough oil. Spread the Brussels Sprouts into a single layer.
  • Roast for 20 to 30 minutes until the Brussels Sprouts are tender and the pancetta is crisp. Stir once during roasting.
  • Put the Brussels Sprouts mixture into your serving bowl, drizzle with the balsamic vinegar, and toss. Taste and add the additional ½ teaspoon salt if necessary to your taste.


Gr8 Note:
Ina's original recipe calls for a Tablespoon of "syrupy balsamic vinegar"; this is usually an aged balsamic and fairly pricey. If you haven't been gifted a small bottle of this lovely liquid, you can easily make your own using Martha Stewart's recipe.
Gr8 Do Ahead Tip:
The Brussels Sprouts can be trimmed and halved the day before. Place in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
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