Remember as a little kid when you pushed brussel sprouts around your plate? Well, push no more. Brussel sprouts have gotten a bit of a facelift over the last couple years, and more and more high-end restaurants are offering their own take on this once rebuffed little cabbage.  It has people, like me, reconsidering the brussel, which packs healthy doses of vitamin A & C, folic acid, and fiber. They are even said to help prevent colon cancer.  But you don’t have to eat them steamed and plain.



2 pounds baby Brussels sprouts

Extra-virgin olive oil

6 ounces pancetta, cut into
small dice (1 1/2 cups)

1 lemon

4 oz sun dried tomatoes

3 tablespoons shallots, finely

1 garlic clove, peeled and

Kosher salt and freshly ground black


Either drop your brussel sprouts through the food chute of a food processor fitted with a slicer
attachment, or halve and chop them into thin slices (should look a bit like cabbage when you’re done).

Set them aside in a large bowl. Add olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pancetta to the pan and cook for
about five minutes, turning repeatedly until crisp.  Remove from pan, but save about 2 tablespoons of your drippings to sauté the sprouts mixture.

Reduce to low heat.

Add your chopped brussel sprouts, shallots, and garlic. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, depending on personal crunch preference.

Add the pancetta. Cook all together for about 2 minutes.

Remove from heat.  Halve and squeeze your lemon over tossed ingredients.

Add sundried tomatoes and mix thoroughly.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Best if served immediately and warm!


-Arianna Schioldager

2 thoughts on “Brussel Sprout with Pancetta & Sun Dried Tomatoes

  1. Thank you for reading Andrea, we hope that you like this recipe and the others on Weekly Sauce!

    The Weekly Sauce Team

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