Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Bacon Recipe

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Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Bacon
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  • 12 oz canned or vacuum-packed shelled chestnuts, large pieces cut in half (or about 1 lb. fresh, if available)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 slices (8 oz.) thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2-in . pieces
  • 1 large shallot, sliced thinly
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Toss chestnuts in oil and put on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, turning often, until slightly toasted but not dry, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add brussels sprouts and cook until bright green and just tender, about 6 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  3. Cook bacon in a large frying pan over medium heat, stirring often, until almost crisp. Drain bacon in a strainer, reserving fat in a bowl.
  4. Wipe out pan and add 3 tbsp. reserved bacon fat. Add shallot and cook, stirring often, until softened and starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Add drained brussels sprouts and cook, stirring often and adding more fat if needed, until browned and starting to crisp, about 6 minutes. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, nutmeg, and lemon juice, stirring to combine.
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with reserved bacon and chestnuts.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1492 Kcal (6247 kJ)
Calories from fat 994.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 110.47g 170%
Cholesterol 112.27mg 37%
Sodium 3058.74mg 127%
Potassium 3513.93mg 75%
Total Carbs 90.41g 30%
Sugars 26.23g 105%
Dietary Fiber 32.23g 129%
Protein 47.2g 94%
Vitamin C 594.2mg 990%
Iron 8.5mg 47%
Calcium 358.5mg 36%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 140.85 Kcal (590 kJ)
Calories from fat 93.86 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.43g 170%
Cholesterol 10.6mg 37%
Sodium 288.76mg 127%
Potassium 331.73mg 75%
Total Carbs 8.54g 30%
Sugars 2.48g 105%
Dietary Fiber 3.04g 129%
Protein 4.46g 94%
Vitamin C 56.1mg 990%
Iron 0.8mg 47%
Calcium 33.8mg 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 38.2
  • 40

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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