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Sauteed Shredded Brussels Sprouts (Recipe)

Sauteed Shredded Brussels Sprouts (Recipe)


Brussels sprouts seem to have a lot in common with the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield — they get no respect! Is it America’s least favorite vegetable? It sure seems that way.

Now, I get it, I really do. Most people have a food or two, or twenty, that they just can’t stand.  I, for instance, have an irrational hatred of avocado (I know, believe me, I know). Is it about the taste and the texture? Sure. But I’m also just being stubborn. How do I know I don’t like avocado when I haven’t had a single bite of the stuff, by choice at least, in over a decade?

So that’s where this recipe comes in. Behold, the Brussels sprouts recipe for people who think they hate Brussels sprouts!

Sauteed Shredded Brussels Sprouts


  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 3/4 pound Brussels sprouts
  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbs freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese (optional)

1. Trim Brussels sprouts. Cut in half, and slice crosswise into shreds.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shredded Brussels sprouts and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir often for about 3 minutes, until the sprouts are a little wilted and have turned bright green. Pour lemon juice over sprouts.
3. Move mixture to a large bowl. Combine sprouts, Parmesan and one tablespoon of oil. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve.

Recipe Credit: Martha Stewart

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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4:19AM PST on Feb 1, 2013

YUM!!! I love Brussels sprouts. Thanks for the recipe.

10:37AM PST on Nov 4, 2012


7:49AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

Absolutely delicious! (I've tried the recipe out.) :-)

2:22AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

thanks for sharing, sounds good

11:03PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

Great, thanks!

1:25AM PDT on Oct 28, 2012

Okay. I'll try it because you state its for brussel sprout haters(me). I will try it. But no promises.

10:53AM PDT on Oct 26, 2012

Thank you

9:24PM PDT on Oct 20, 2012

Mmmm...I love brussel sprouts

8:13AM PDT on Oct 19, 2012


7:19AM PDT on Oct 19, 2012

Saw this post, forgot it and am glad to find it again. Thanks for sharing!

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