Air-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Maple
Breville Test Kitchen

Breville Test Kitchen

Air-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Maple

This is a clever-combo side that’ll have everyone asking for seconds! Brussels sprouts air-fried to a caramelized nuttiness, paired with pecans, maple and pancetta. Serve with your favorite roast or simply eat them on their own.
the Smart Oven® Air Fryer Pro
the Smart Oven® Air Fryer Pro Product Details

the Smart Oven® Air Fryer Pro

+1 more appliance


30 mins total time

10 mins active time


Serves 4



  • Brussels sprouts icon
    1 lb Brussels sprouts
  • pancetta icon
    8 oz pancetta

    cut into ¼-inch pieces

  • kosher salt icon
    1 tsp kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper icon
    Freshly ground black pepper

    to season

  • olive oil icon
    2 tbsp olive oil
  • coarsely chopped pecans icon
    ½ cup (2½ oz) coarsely chopped pecans
  • maple syrup icon
    2 tbsp maple syrup
  • coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley icon
    1 tbsp coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • lemon icon
    ¼ lemon


  • 1Insert the wire rack into position 4. Select AIR FRY/SUPER CONVECTION/400°F/16 minutes and press START to preheat.
  • 2Meanwhile, prepare the Brussels sprouts, trim the base and cut the larger ones in half. Remove any tough outer leaves and place in a large bowl.
  • 3Add the pancetta, salt, pepper, oil, pecans and maple syrup to the Brussels sprouts and toss to combine. Place in a single layer in the roasting pan.
  • 4Once preheated, place the pan in the oven. The Brussels sprouts should be lightly colored and the pancetta crisp. To test if they’re ready, insert the tip of a knife or skewer into the core, it should slide in easily.
  • 5Transfer the Brussels sprouts and pancetta to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the parsley, squeeze over the lemon juice and toss to combine.
Side dish/Accompaniment
Dairy Free
Gluten Free

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