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Brown Butter Brusssels Sprouts

 Brown Butter Brusssels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts really get a special treatment in this recipe. The browned butter adds a richness and the panko bread crumbs a nice crunch.—Lori Hiltenbeitel, Dayton, Kentucky
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.


  • 1/4 pound sliced pancetta or bacon strips, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 pounds fresh brussels sprouts, quartered
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 3/4 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs


  • In a large skillet, cook pancetta over medium heat until crisp.
  • Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving
  • drippings.
  • Add 3 tablespoons butter to drippings in skillet; cook over medium
  • heat for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Add the brussels
  • sprouts, shallots and pancetta; toss to coat.
  • Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with
  • cheese and bread crumbs. Melt remaining butter; drizzle over top.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until brussels
  • sprouts are tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 254 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 367 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 9 g protein.