A full-flavoured side dish that is a nice twist on your typical Brussels sprouts recipe, but just as easy. Pancetta, olive oil and garlic combine with Brussels sprouts for a simple but tasty dish. Use streaky bacon instead of pancetta, if preferred.
Maybe it's because I'm so used to eating vegetables this way that I found this good, but only average. I can tell you, however, that even as an Italian familiar with pancetta, I'll take regular old American bacon over it any day! Unless you're familiar with pancetta and really like it, I think I'm safe to suggest you substitute bacon here and in any other recipe calling for pancetta. I've even forced myself to try to like it and just can't. I tried again in this dish, tasted it and started over again, the second time with bacon. - 29 Jun 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I made this low calorie and fat free. I used olive oil flavored Pam and liquid smoke instead of pancetta. The flavor was great and it is healthy! - 22 Oct 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I definitely recommend adding heavy cream toward the end. I also threw in sliced mushrooms and sprinkled with Parmesan. Oh my lord, SO good!!! - 18 Dec 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)