Brussels Sprouts à La Carbonara

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Home Made Christmas

By Yvette van Boven

Published 2018

  • About

I know, I know . . . ! There is no cream in a real carbonara.

But let me put it this way: This dish really does resemble a carbonara, and with cream in it you can easily make it in advance and you’ll only have to reheat it before you serve dinner. We’re aiming for ease, and foolproof methods. Christmas cooking should remain fun.


  • Sea salt
  • pounds (1 kg) Brussels sprouts, cleaned and halved



Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook them for 10 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water, and let stand to drain.

Fry the bacon in a skillet. Add the garlic at the last moment and fry for 2 minutes. Combine with the Brussels sprouts.

Mix the cream and cheese and season with pepper. Set eve