5 from 4 votes
Smashed Roast Sprouts with Bacon and Chestnuts
Smashed Roast Sprouts with Bacon and Chestnuts
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Roast Sprouts with Bacon and Chestnuts
Servings: 8
Calories: 139 kcal
Author: Jane Sarchet
  • 1 tbsp your favourite cooking fat (I used ghee)
  • 1 kg Brussels sprouts
  • 4 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • 100 g chestnuts peeled(I used vac packed ones. Fresh is fine, just peel first)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180/350/gas 4

  2. Slice the bottom off each sprout and peel off any tatty leaves. Tip into a baking tray. Add a tablespoon of your favourite cooking fat at this point if your bacon is very lean.

  3. Top the sprouts with the bacon pieces and pop into the oven. 

  4. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and gently but firmly squish each sprout with a potato masher - you're looking to open up the leaves of the sprout, not entirely flatten it!

  5. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, add in the chestnuts, and toss everything around in the oil the bacon has released. 

  6. Roast for another 10 - 15 minutes or until the sprouts are cooked through and delicious.

Nutrition Facts
Smashed Roast Sprouts with Bacon and Chestnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 104mg5%
Potassium 568mg16%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 945IU19%
Vitamin C 111.3mg135%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.