Ina Garten’s Brussel Sprouts Lardons

Ina Garten’s Brussel Sprouts Lardons

ina garten brussel sprouts lardon recipe, barefoot in paris

We shared this delicious side dish for the holiday season because it’s quite literally one of our favorites to make every single year. However, with it being National Brussels Sprout Day, we just couldn’t help but share it again.

Although we usually eat this around the holidays, it would go great paired as a side dish with so many wonderful main dishes. Trust us when we say your guests will be raving about this Ina Garten recipe for years to come!

  • 2 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 6 ounces Italian pancetta or bacon, 1/4-inch diced
  • 1-1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts (2 containers), trimmed and cut in half
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1-3/4 cups homemade chicken stock or canned broth


Heat the olive oil in a large (12-inch) sauté pan and add the pancetta. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the fat is rendered and the pancetta is golden brown and crisp, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the pancetta to a plate lined with a paper towel.

Add the Brussels sprouts, salt, and pepper to the fat in the pan and sauté over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until lightly browned. Add the raisins and chicken stock. Lower the heat and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the sprouts are tender when pierced with a knife, about 15 minutes. If the skillet becomes too dry, add a little chicken stock or water. Return the pancetta to the pan, heat through, season to taste, and serve.

Copyright 2004, Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter/Publishers, All Rights Reserved

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I have discovered this recipe years ago and have been making it every fall/winter season ever since. This is a must at our Thanksgiving table, takes brussels sprouts to the next level.


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