Not too often do you hear 'fantastic' and 'Brussels sprouts' in the same sentence but this recipe is deserving of that. When I mentioned I was bringing Brussels sprouts to a holiday get together, my mom told me not to bother. After eating this dish, my family now requests I bring it to every get together!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons grease, crumble and set aside.

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  • In the same skillet, melt butter in with reserved bacon grease over medium heat. Add pine nuts, and cook, stirring until browned. Add Brussels sprouts and green onions to the pan, and season with seasoning salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat until sprouts are wilted and tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in crumbled bacon just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

216.6 calories; 10.2 g protein; 12.4 g carbohydrates; 25.6 mg cholesterol; 344.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2011
This recipe is definitely 5 stars! Helpful Hint: Try soaking these lovely little veggies in salt water for an hour or so prior to shredding them. The salt water helps dispel the bitterness! This recipe was so, very, very tasty! Didn't change a thing and the recipe didn't need it. Excellent!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2013
I didn't find it rave worthy. It was a decent dish but not more so than my usual roasting of the brussels sprouts with seasoning and olive oil. Read More
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684 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 130
  • 3 star values: 36
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2011
This recipe is definitely 5 stars! Helpful Hint: Try soaking these lovely little veggies in salt water for an hour or so prior to shredding them. The salt water helps dispel the bitterness! This recipe was so, very, very tasty! Didn't change a thing and the recipe didn't need it. Excellent!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2006
I also got a "don't bother" and several turned up noses from my family when I said I was making this dish for Thanksgiving. Everyone loved it including a picky sister and my even pickier two year old. Since then we have served it at 3 dinner parties. The people that try just a spoon to be polite always go for seconds. We end up sending the recipe home with everyone. Contrary to what some say I think it is great the next day. My advice is to cook the bacon and do the shredding ahead of time. Then it's much easier to throw together at dinner time. Even if you're skeptical try it! You won't be disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2006
Really good. Not a fan of shredding them since it looks sloppy & overcooks easily that way, so I quartered/halved them. Turned out to be very tasty. I even used pre-crumbled, pre-drained bacon, so it was less greasy/fattening, but just as delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2006
This is a very good recipe, but as written, it could use a couple of adjustments. The butter content could be halved, as the dish is a little too rich/greasy. Also, I'd recommend the cooking time be reduced to about 7 minutes. The finely shredded brussel sprouts come out much nicer if there is still a little bite in them--there's no risk of mush that way. I substituted turkey bacon for regular bacon. It was a big hit at my Thanksgiving dinner. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2007
Halved recipe. Used 3 slices pre-cooked bacon 1 tsp. butter (for flavor) & 2-3 Tbsp. olive oil (since didn't have much bacon grease). Subbed pecans for pine nuts. Did not core just trimmed ends before shredding. I like the flavor of roasted sprouts so after cooking in a skillet I finished cooking by roasting sprouts on a cookie sheet (400 degrees-15 min.) to give that "nutty" flavor. Everyone really enjoyed & will be making again soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2005
I didn't find this recipes time intensive at all. I used my food processor to shred the sprouts and it worked great. Once the bacon was cooked, it went very quickly. Excellent recipe!!! Rave reviews and request for recipe by all!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2006
*****If you even like brussel sprouts, you will Love this dish. I'm so glad I decided to make this at the last minute last night to go with my full blown turkey dinner. I doubled the recipe as another reviewer suggested for leftovers since I love brussels, and i left out pine nuts because no one but me in my family of 5 likes nuts at all and do not feel like we missed a thing. This is awesome!! 3lbs of spouts seems like a lot at first but they do cook down and you will want some the next day. As I am typing this, I'm having a bowl and it's only 9:25AM!!! Yes, it's that good! oh, and use your cuisinart or whatever you have to shred them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2006
This is the recipe that finally got me to eat brussel sprouts AND like them. Instead of shredding (like cabbages for cole slaw), I peel and separate each leaf from the "head" (like pulling petals off from a flower) and saute until wilted and not mushy. I think it looks nicer this way. I also like to add some thin slices of garlic to the oil for extra flavor, and so those who don't care to eat the actual garlic can pick them out easily. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2006
Very yummy! Didn't shred the sprouts, quartered instead... the bacon added a great flavor, and we loved it. Thanks for the recipe-- will definitely use again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2013
I didn't find it rave worthy. It was a decent dish but not more so than my usual roasting of the brussels sprouts with seasoning and olive oil. Read More
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