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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Easy and delicious way to serve up shredded brussels sprouts. Super easy if you buy them already shredded and even if you shred yourself in the food processor this couldn’t be faster or easier.

A perfect side dish to meats, fish and almost any protein. Although I am a big fan of roasting them this was a very tasty alternative and pan to table in less than 15 minutes!

I kept this vegetarian but you can also throw in diced pancetta and give it a little zing if you don’t want it simply vegetarian.

This is another wonderful recipe from Ina Garten’s book Cooking for Jeffrey.


2 12 ounce packages of fresh Brussels sprouts , I bought them already shredded in Whole Foods or you can do yourself in the food processor with the large slicing disk.

2 Tablespoons unsalted Butter

2 Tablespoons good Olive Oil

Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste — start with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 3/4 teaspoon pepper and add as you like

1 Tablespoon Syrupy Balsamic Vinegar–now this is the secret ingredient and don’t leave it out . This is available in most supermarkets today.

Obviously you can cut this recipe in 1/2 and just divide up all ingredients.


Heat the butter and the Olive Oil in a 12 to 14″ inch saute pan over medium high heat. Add the Brussels , 1 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt and 3/4 Teaspoon Pepper and saute stirring occasionally, app. 5-7 minutes. Saute till crisp-tender and still bright green. Taste for Salt and Pepper.  Remove from the heat source and stir in the Balsamic Vinegar, season to taste, and serve hot.

*Make sure you buy syrupy balsamic vinegar and not just plain balsamic vinegar. Also don’t over-cook or you’ll have a mushy mess on your hands.


Brussels Sprouts Slaw Salad

This Thanksgiving I am planning on making this delicious Brussels Sprouts Slaw Salad instead of a more traditional salad. It has a honey mustard dressing, it is super easy to prepare and very delicious. I am planning on leaving it on the table so people can eat it whenever they would like . It is a perfect side dish or starter salad. If you love Brussels this is a wonderful go to whether for Thanksgiving or any time.

You can certainly leave out the Parmesan Cheese if you want to keep it dairy-free. You can also substitute Feta or Goat Cheese if you would like. I doubled this recipe .

I promise to post pictures of the finished salad.


1 lb. Brussels Sprouts ( fresh)

1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted. You can use whatever kind of nuts you’d like , hickory smoked almonds are also great in here if you can find them.

1/3 cup tart dried cherries, or cranberries , craisins or raisins. Whatever you like. I chopped mine.

1/3 cup finely shredded Parmesan Cheese ( optional)

Honey Mustard Dressing:

1/4 cup olive oil

2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar

1 Tablespoon Honey

1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard

1 minced garlic clove

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


Shred the sprouts; First cut off the tough ends of the sprouts and any browning outer leaves. Shred them in a food processor using the slicing blade, pressing the sprouts against the blade with the provided pusher. If you don’t have a processor , slice them as thinly as possible, and chop them up .

If you are using raw almonds, toast them over medium heat for a few minutes, stirring frequently in a frying pan. When they are fragrant and turning golden remove and cool down.

Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, honey, mustard and garlic. I sometimes use my blender which really emulsifies the dressing.  In a medium to large bowl, toss the shredded sprouts with the almonds, chopped dried fruit, cheese and dressing .