Recipes

Cheesy Sprout & Pancetta Bake

Not to be dramatic, but this cheesy leftover bake might actually be better than the actual Christmas dinner.


This incredible leftover recipe from Niall Kirkland is the best thing to soften the blow of Christmas day being over. It’s the tastiest way to use up all the sprouts and roast potatoes that you don’t quite manage to fit in on the big day – especially now that there are probably going to be few less mouths around to help you get through all the food you’ve stockpiled for the festive season.

Made with sizzling pancetta, garlic, and rosemary, then smothered with two types of grated cheese (let’s face it, you probably have a lot of that hanging around the house too), this bake is a flavour sensation just waiting to be devoured.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. 100% Coconut Oil
  • 1 pack diced pancetta
  • 3 garlic cloves (finely sliced)
  • 1 sprig of rosemary (leaves removed from stem and chopped)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • Leftover roast potatoes
  • Leftover over Brussel sprouts
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 100g mozzarella (grated)
  • 60g Red Leicester (grated)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 350°F.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a large pan and add the pancetta. Fry on medium heat for 5 minutes until it turns crispy and golden, then remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Reduce heat to low and add the garlic slices and rosemary. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring regularly until the garlic turns brown and crispy but not burnt.
  4. Add the onion and fry for 5 minutes.
  5. Then add your leftover roast potatoes and Brussel sprouts, stirring them into the onion and garlic. Break up big pieces of roast potato with the back of a wooden spoon or spatula and continue to fry for a few minutes.
  6. Add the cooked pancetta back to pan along with a little smoked paprika and then top with grated cheese.
  7. Season to taste and then bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes to melt the cheese.
  8. Dig in!

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Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 323
Total Fat 20.9g
Total Carbohydrates 17.8g
Protein 15.7g


Lauren Dawes

Lauren Dawes

Writer and expert

Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.

On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.

Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.


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