Brussels Sprouts & Chestnuts

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Chestnuts & Cranberries

Jazzed up Brussels Sprouts & Chestnuts with pecans, and dried unsweetened cranberries are so good!

Every time I make this dish my family goes gaga over it.

French chestnuts are common in Europe and available in the US typically from September through February.

I like to use them in dishes during the holidays.

You’ll find them in the grocery section in the canned aisle; however, chestnuts are usually packaged in a clear glass jar.

Brussels Sprouts & Chestnuts goes very well with turkey and chicken.


Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Chestnuts & Cranberries

Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, Chestnuts, Pecans & Cranberries

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Course: brussels sprouts, chestnuts, gluten/dairy free, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brussels sprouts gluten free
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 370kcal



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the Brussels sprouts in a large bowl and drizzle with oil.  Add the diced bacon, pecans and whole chestnuts. Toss well and transfer to the baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Roast for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and top with dried unsweetened cranberries.


Vegetarians & Vegans:  Omit bacon or use coconut bacon.
More Carbs:  Add chopped sweet potato or butternut squash.
Nut-Free:  Top with toasted pumpkin seeds instead of pecans.
Leftovers:  Keeps well for 3 to 4 days in the fridge.
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Nutrition Facts
Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, Chestnuts, Pecans & Cranberries
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 221
% Daily Value*
Fat 24.6g38%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.6g
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 300mg13%
Potassium 635mg18%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1000IU20%
Vitamin C 102.3mg124%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.