This quick and easy side takes almost no time to prepare. Pancetta lends some richness, while caramelizing the sprouts brings out their natural sweetness.
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and add the pancetta. Cook until slightly browned and drain on a paper towel. Drizzle a bit of olive oil on top, depending on how oily the pancetta is.
Raise the heat to medium-high, add the sprouts, and cook until caramelized and browned around the edges, about 5-8 minutes. When they begin to brown, add the pancetta back to the pan and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve.