Shaved Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 10 mins

Method of "shaving" found in Sunset Magazine, December 2006. Recipe loosley based on the one in the magazine. It tastes awesome!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a sharp knife or mandoline, thinly slice brussels sprouts crosswise, discarding root ends. (The "shaved" sprouts should resemble confetti.).
  2. Pour vegetable oil into a large pot over high heat; add pancetta and stir until slightly crisp, about 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-high, add brussels sprouts, and cook, stirring often, until sprouts are bright green and tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, & cashews and toss to warm.
  5. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese or Pecorino Romano or Asiago cheese.
  6. Serve hot.
  7. Notes:.
  8. *Use a fork stuck in the core end of the sprout to keep your fingers away from the blade.
  9. **To toast cashews put them on a baking sheet spread out, in a 350ºF oven for 10 minutes, & they will toast nicely.
Most Helpful

I love brussels sprouts and this is terrific! I used bacon instead of the pancetta. I really enjoyed the addition of the crushed red pepper flakes. Great recipe - thanks for sharing it!

loof October 10, 2010

This is delicious.I could not get Pancetta and had to settle for center cut bacon and I used asiago cheese.I added 1 tblsp. rice vinegar to the bacon as it was cooking. It was outstanding in flavor and it served everyone's taste buds! My husband had a little after I removed the bacon. I will make time and time again! Thank you for posting!

Montana Heart Song February 03, 2007