Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

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Sauteed brussels sprouts are delicious when shredded and sautéed with pancetta (or bacon), garlic and oil. If you don't think you like Brussels sprouts, I challenge you to try these! Lightly pan fried until crisp and slightly browned on the edges, this is my favorite way to cook and eat them!

Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta is the best Brussels sprout recipe! Sauteed until slightly browned on the edges, it’s my favorite way to cook and eat them!

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta is the best Brussel sprout recipe! Lightly pan fried until crisp and slightly browned on the edges, it's my favorite way to cook and eat them!Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Sauteed brussels sprouts are delicious when shredded and sautéed with pancetta (or bacon), garlic and oil. If you don’t think you like Brussels sprouts, I challenge you to try these! I love when people tell me they don’t like Brussels sprouts, then quickly change their mind after tasting them prepared this way. I too once thought I didn’t like Brussels sprouts until my girlfriend Nicole turned me on to shredding them before sauteing in garlic and oil. Now I love them! You can easily prep everything to make this a day or two before if you are making this for Thanksgiving. You should also try Brussels Sprouts Gratin,  or  Maple Soy Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash with Bacon.

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta is the best Brussel sprout recipe! Lightly pan fried until crisp and slightly browned on the edges, it's my favorite way to cook and eat them!

How to shred Brussels Sprouts:

There are several ways to do this. The easiest is buying them pre-shredded but I don’t recommend this as they are not as fresh once they are cut. Instead this is how I do it:

  • I prefer to use a sharp knife and find this rather relaxing but it is a little time consuming. To do so, trim of the stems, discard any outer leaves that fall off and cut them in half lengthwise. Once they are halved, put the cut side down on the cutting board and slice them thin.
  • A quicker way to do this is with a food processor fitted with the slicing attachment. Turn the food processor on, then drop the Brussels sprouts in working in batches.

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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta is the best Brussel sprout recipe! Lightly pan fried until crisp and slightly browned on the edges, it's my favorite way to cook and eat them!

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta is the best Brussel sprout recipe! Lightly pan fried until crisp and slightly browned on the edges, it's my favorite way to cook and eat them!

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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta is the best Brussel sprout recipe! Lightly pan fried until crisp and slightly browned on the edges, it's my favorite way to cook and eat them!
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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

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87 Cals 3.5 Protein 9.5 Carbs 4 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 9 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta is the best Brussel sprout recipe! Lightly pan fried until crisp and slightly browned on the edges, it's my favorite way to cook and eat them!

Ingredients

  • 2 oz pancetta, minced
  • 2 lb brussels sprouts, weight after outer leaves and stems removed
  • 1.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or sliced thin
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  • With a large sharp knife, finely shred the brussels sprouts after thoroughly washing.
  • In a deep heavy saute pan, sauté pancetta on medium-low heat until fat melts and pancetta becomes golden, about 5 minutes.
  • Add olive oil and garlic and sauté until golden. Add shredded brussels sprouts, salt and pepper to taste and sauté on high heat for about 6 to 10 minutes, until tender crisp. Makes about 7 cups.

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Nutrition

Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 87kcal, Carbohydrates: 9.5g, Protein: 3.5g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 148mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3.5g
WW Points Plus: 2
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212 comments

  1. Followed the recipe exactly as written. Delicious.

  2. This is a great recipe as is but I had an onion to slice so I added that with the garlic. So good! My son added some balsamic glaze because we had it. Added another dimension!

  3. I don’t have pancetta but I do have prosciutto. Would that work?

  4. This is amazing. I’m only going to cook sprouts with pancetta this way from now on! I doubled the pancetta and omitted the olive oil – the fat from the pancetta was enough to cook the garlic and sprouts in. 

  5. Hi, Sohel Rana

    This recipe is my favorite. Thank you very much

  6. Just put brussels sprouts on my grocery list! Sounds yummy and simple.

  7. Sooo good. This is the definitive way for me to enjoy brussels sprouts! My package of pancetta from Trader Joe’s was 4oz so I just used the whole thing. So good and crispy.

  8. OMG!!!!!

  9. Oh my goodness these were so tasty!

  10. I made this with bacon, wiping out the pan after I cooked the bacon, and added some dried cranberries at the end. The pop of sweetness really paired well with the saltiness of the bacon.

  11. I’ve always loved Brussels sprout, as long as they’re not steamed mushy like Mom used to make. Sometimes I roast them with a little raspberry balsamic. This recipe looks like a good side dish for Thanksgiving. So I tried it last night as a trial run. OMG! This was so delicious! I used bacon and sprinkled some toasted pine nuts on the finished product. I have leftovers, but not a problem. My lunch today will be orzo with lemon zest, topped with my warmed leftovers. This is such a versatile dish. It could top off many other vegetables like roasted butternut squash, creamy pasta salads, but the bottom line is this recipe is absolutely amazing as is!