Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Smoked Bacon Recipe

Roasted shaved brussels sprouts with bacon
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  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
246 Calories
17g Fat
17g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 246
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 331mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 10g
Calcium 90mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Brussels sprouts go from much-maligned to sophisticated with this recipe for shredded Brussels sprouts and smoked bacon. The Brussels sprout recipe is so quick and easy to do and even those who claim not to like the vegetable will be surprised at how delicious this is.


  • 1/2 pound Brussels sprouts (trimmed and outer leaves removed)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ounce/28 grams butter
  • 2 shallots (finely chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 2 ounces/55 grams pancetta (or smoked bacon cubes)
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Finely shred the Brussels sprouts with either a sharp knife or in a food processor.

  3. In a large frying pan, heat the oil and butter (do not overheat or the garlic will burn). Add the shallots and cook for 2 minutes, add the garlic stir and cook for another minute. Finally, add the bacon pieces or Pancetta stir and cook for another minute.

  4. Add the shredded Brussels sprouts and cook for 5 – 10 minutes until the leaves are cooked through. They should be slightly firm, not too soft. Season with salt and pepper, add the pine nuts if using and serve.