Brussel Sprouts with Marmite Butter

Sprouts…. and…. Marmite…?!?!

Yes, you’ve read that right, this really is a recipe combining the 2 foods we all either love or love to hate! Give it a try and let us know what you think…


  • 20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • 4 pan
  • Gluten Free
  • Intermediate


16 brussel sprouts or 1 stalk you will need about 4 -5 sprouts per person

1 onion

100g cooked chestnuts

4 rashers of smoked back bacon

Knob of unsalted butter

Another knob of softened butter mixed with a teaspoon of Marmite


1.Prepare and cook the sprouts in boiling salted water for 3-4 minutes. Once nearly cooked, refresh in ice cold water and allow to drain off on kitchen paper.

2.Cut the bacon into 1 cm squares and then place a square of bacon onto your skewer and move down to about 1/3  of the way on the skewer, then add on a sprout, then another piece of bacon repeating until you have 4 – 5  sprouts per skewer. Finish off with a piece of bacon on top. Pop these “kebabs” to one side until required.

3.If using a stalk of sprouts, chop the top part of the Brussel sprout stalk very finely.

4.Cook the chopped onion in a non-stick pan with a generous knob of butter for 3-4 minutes then add in the chestnuts. After another minute or two, add in the shredded Brussel Sprout tops, if using. Cook for another 3-4 minutes until it is all nicely cooked through and season with salt and pepper.

5.Now you can char-grill the brussel sprout “kebabs” until nicely browned off all over.

6.Place the cooked onion and chestnut mixture in your serving dish and then arrange the char-grilled sprouts on top.

7.Brush with the butter that you’ve mixed with the marmite.

8.Serve immediately and enjoy immensely!

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