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!

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!

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 turned me on to shredded 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.

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!

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.

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!

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!

For a vegetarian version similar to this, try Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Shallots.

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Sautéed 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! Lightly pan fried until crisp and slightly browned on the edges, this is 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

Directions:

  1. With a large sharp knife, finely shred the brussels sprouts after thoroughly washing.
  2. 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 medium-high heat for about 5 to 7 minutes until tender crisp.
  3. Makes about 7 cups.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 9 servings, Serving Size: 3/4 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 2
  • Points +: 2
  • Calories: 87
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 148mg
  • Carbohydrates: 9.5g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 3.5g
  • Protein: 3.5g