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Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta


Shaved Brussel sprouts with pancetta may make everyone a fan of Brussel sprouts

Brussel sprouts don’t look as gross when they’re shaved and tossed with a bunch of bacon. Am I right?

Jason LOVES brussel sprouts. I’ve never had one til I met him. I just thought they kinda looked gross. Like little wrinkly heads. It’s not like I never had it because I didn’t want to try it, I just never went out of my way to buy them and it’s not something I ordered at restaurants. My parents never cooked with them either. I love cabbage though so I knew I’d like cooking and eating shaved brussel sprouts.

Jason and I actually came up with this recipe together. He really had a huge craving for brussel sprouts and I needed one more recipe to complete my 10 days of Thanksgiving sides and desserts so I figured we’d collaborate on one of his favorite ingredients.

After making this, I’m a lover of brussel sprouts. Plus, the pancetta part wasn’t bad, either ;)

Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

If you don't like brussels sprouts, this may change your mind!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 4
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  • 1 pound shaved brussel sprouts
  • 4 oz diced pancetta
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a large skillet, heat up a tbsp. of vegetable oil and add the diced pancetta in. Cook until they're starting to brown on the outside, about 5 minutes.
  • At this time, throw in the shallots and cook until tender, about 2 minutes. Add the shaved brussel sprouts to the pan and stir around. Add the apple cider vinegar on top, as well as the salt and pepper.
  • Continue to cook down the brussel sprouts until they're soft and tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Serve warm.


Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 173 kcal | Carbohydrates: 12 g | Protein: 8 g | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 19 mg | Sodium: 217 mg | Potassium: 524 mg | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 866 IU | Vitamin C: 97 mg | Calcium: 52 mg | Iron: 2 mg

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: side dish ideas, Thanksgiving
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