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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Hazelnuts

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Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts with Maple Syrup and Bacon

Stephanie Gallagher

Brussels Sprouts Recipe

A Brussels sprouts recipe the kids will actually like? Yes, it's true. That's partly because the Brussels sprouts in this recipe are shredded, then tossed with some very flavorful ingredients like bacon, maple syrup, nuts and cheese. If the kids can't stand the thought of Brussels sprouts, just call this recipe, "Warm Shredded Salad with Maple Syrup and Bacon." Either way, it's delicious.


  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts
  • 4 slices bacon or pancetta
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded or thinly-sliced Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


  1. Trim Brussels sprouts by cutting the root ends off. Place the shredding blade in your food processor. Shred Brussels sprouts.

  2. Cook bacon in a large (12 or 14-inch) skillet. Remove, drain and crumble.

  3. Add Brussels sprouts to bacon drippings. Saute 4-5 minutes. Do not overcook!

  4. Add maple syrup, hazelnuts and salt to the Brussels sprouts. Stir in bacon.

  5. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese, saving a little for garnish. Serve, topped with cheese.
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 5 out of 5
My whole family LOVES this!, Member reallysusan

I'm not a fan of brussels sprouts but I know they're good for you. I decided to try this recipe to see if it would make eating BS tolerable. Forget tolerable -- everyone in my family loves it. And I didn't make it anywhere near as complex as the recipe. I just used a frozen 10 oz box of BS, cooked slightly for about 2 minutes in microwave, then sliced them. Meanwhile I sauteed 4 strips of bacon. I removed the bacon when crisp & poured out all but about a tablesoon of the grease (save it to add to other recipes), then added the BS. Add salt and saute about 4-5 minutes. Then add a little more than 1/4 c of maple syrup, mix, crumble up bacon, mix again. Then scrape into serving bowl. (No need for nuts, no need for cheese - both of these would have really changed the dish and we think it's terrific this way.) Fast, delicious & good for you - Wow! My husband said to make sure I put it in my special recipes box. :) By the way, using the 10 oz box of BS serves 3 people.

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