Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta, Balsamic, & Pecorino Romano 

Take yourself back to a childhood Thanksgiving and think – “What was my favorite side dish?”. We’ll bet it wasn’t the Brussels sprouts, but we’re here to change your tune. Whether sweet or savory, Thanksgiving is all about those shareable sides, and these Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta, Balsamic, and Pecorino Romano… well, let’s just say you should make two servings.

Balancing tangy balsamic glaze, nutty aged cheese, and rich pancetta, these Brussels sprouts take on an incredible, oven-crisp texture. Read on to recreate this gourmet side dish for your Thanksgiving, or find it in our expanded Thanksgiving meal kit, “The Bigger Feast” – delivered to your door prepped and ready to cook.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta, Balsamic, & Pecorino Romano 

It’s our spin on a side that’s taking tables by storm — Brussels sprouts roasted to a perfect crisp, drizzled with balsamic glaze, and tossed with diced pancetta and toasted hazelnuts. A finishing flurry of Pecorino Romano cheese means even the kids’ table will be back for seconds! 

How to Make this Delicious Thanksgiving Side Dish

Here’s what you’ll need to bring our Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta, Balsamic, and Pecorino Romano to your Thanksgiving table. 


Brussels sprouts 


Toasted hazelnuts T

Pecorino Romano cheese M

Balsamic glaze


(M) Milk

(T) Tree nuts

Supplies To Gather:

Baking sheet 

Aluminum foil

Kitchen knife & cutting board 

Small bowl  

Cooking spoon

Salt & pepper 

Cooking oil

Preheat the oven to 375°F convection or 400°F conventional

Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil & lightly greasing

Rinse your fresh produce and gently pat dry

Spread the pancetta onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into the oven for 5-6 min, or until lightly browned and crispy. Carefully remove the baking sheet. Spoon the pancetta into a small bowl and set aside. 

Meanwhile, trim off the bottoms from the Brussels sprouts, then cut in half lengthwise. Place onto the baking sheet, and drizzle with 1 tbsp. of cooking oil, and toss with the rendered fat from the pancetta. Spread in an even layer and lightly season with salt and pepper. Place into the oven for 8 min. 

Stir the Brussels sprouts and sprinkle with half of the Pecorino Romano cheese. Continue to cook for 5-7 min, or until tender and lightly browned. 

Carefully remove the baking sheet and transfer the Brussels sprouts to a serving bowl. When ready to serve, add the pancetta, toasted hazelnuts, and balsamic glaze. Toss together, then sprinkle with the remaining cheese. 

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