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Creamed Brussels Sprouts

Pancetta and Brussels sprouts always pair well together, but this garlicky cream sauce make these Brussels extra delicious. This is a great recipe to make as a side for a special holiday meal, or as an everyday side during the week.

Creamed Brussels Sprouts

Creamed Brussels Sprouts

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 224kcal


  • 4 oz pancetta
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 lbs brussels sprouts stemmed and halved
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg optional


  • Brown pancetta in a large saucepan over high heat until fat is rendered, for about 5 minutes. Remove pancetta from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside, leaving the grease in the pan.
  • Melt butter in the saucepan, once hot add onion and garlic and saute until soft, about 4 minutes.
  • Add brussels sprouts, chicken stock, salt and pepper. Bring chicken stock to a boil, reduce heat down to low and then cover. Cook for about 10 minutes until brussels are fork tender.
  • Uncover and stir in cream and nutmeg (if using). Turn heat back to high and cook until liquid is reduced and thickened, for approximately 5 minutes. Add cooked pancetta, season with salt and pepper to taste, then stir and serve.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 224kcal | Total Carbs: 11g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Fiber: 8g | Net Carbs: 3g
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    November 22, 2019 at 2:05 am

    These are amazing! Making them for thanksgiving

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    November 27, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Oh wow! What an awesome side dish idea, especially with Christmas fast approaching! It’s a dish anyone can enjoy, even if they do not follow Keto! Super glad we can still eat sprouts on Keto! 🙂

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    December 16, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Made these for Thanksgiving and they were amazing!!! Going to make them again tonight as a side.

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