Easy shredded balsamic Brussels sprouts make a great, easy go-to veggie side! You'll love the sweet, tangy flavor and that it's ready in just 10 minutes!
How do you pick a favorite veggie?
I’m a veggie addict so it’s impossible for me to name just one… it would be like choosing a favorite child.
But I do seriously love me some Brussels sprouts.
And this balsamic Brussels sprouts side dish is one of my most favorite ways to eat them.
(I also love my roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and red onion. I mean, bacon, come on! Also check out my wild rice and Brussels sprouts salad for a heartier side dish.)
But I seriously adore them this way. Simple but delicious. And ready in just 10 minutes! 🙌
In fact, if I know my husband is going to be out of town or out to dinner for work, I will always try to go pick up a bag of shredded Brussels sprouts. I’ll make this and a baked potato or roasted sweet potatoes and go to town.
It’s a fast, easy dinner and I eat the whole thing. Often standing up in the kitchen after I’ve transferred them straight from the skillet. That’s over a half-pound of Brussels sprouts, which I realize might be slightly disturbing to some of you, but I can’t lie.
It’s simple. It’s delicious. Veggies are good that way. 💚
Shredded Brussels sprouts are also a more family friendly way to serve them for kids, in my opinion.
A huge roasted Brussel sprout can be tough for a little kid to eat, but these are smaller, softer and easy for kids to dive into. Or at least nibble on. 😉
Plus the balsamic vinegar brings a sweetness to the Brussels sprouts and that helps these go over well.
If Brussels sprouts aren’t on your normal rotation, give this fast and easy side a try. I bet they’ll soon be making a regular appearance at your table.
Balsamic Brussels sprouts
Easy balsamic shredded Brussels sprouts make a great go-to veggie side!
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 10 oz. bag shredded Brussels sprouts (see notes)
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)
- Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat.
- Add shredded Brussels sprouts and saute for about 3 minutes, until slightly tender, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper and saute for another minute.
- Add water and balsamic vinegar and cover the pan. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 3-4 minutes, until tender.
- Season, to taste, with extra salt and pepper. Serve with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
If you can’t find pre-shredded bagged Brussels sprouts, you can buy a pound of Brussels sprouts and do it yourself. It’s easy, just takes a bit of extra time. Wash the sprouts, cut off the hard end/core and any outer leaves that need to be removed and/or come falling off, then thinly slice each sprout. Repeat, repeat, repeat until they’re all thinly sliced and shredded looking. Proceed with the recipe. (You’ll have close to the 10 ounces called for, since you discarded all the stems and outer leaves.)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
I don't think your strange at all! I could easily eat a couple pounds of sprouts as well! And if Boy is out of town I eat the same kind of dinner as you! #Greatminds I love sprouts with balsamic, but I love that used shredded ones! Often I reserve shredding them for salads, I have no idea why! Obviously that needs to change! These look perfect! Cheers, lovely! Xo
Aw girl, you so get me 😉 YES to veggie overloads on single lady nights! MMM... and get you some shredded Brussels sprouts asap to mix into anything you're sauteing. So fast and easy, so tasty. XO
Never would have thought to make brussel sprouts this way or to eat with a baked potato, but now I so want to try this meal and truly hope to make soon now. So can't thank you enough for sharing 🙂
Yay, so glad you're on board with this Janine! You will be smitten, I'm sure 🙂 XO
I didnt start getting into brussel sprouts until I became an adult and this looks like something I can get down with! Totally pinning - have a great week! xo
Thanks so much, Jess! I was an adult, too, before I fell in love with Brussels sprouts. SO glad I gave them another chance!
Yum. I love Brussels Sprouts but I usually roast them until caramelized and creamy. I have never seen shredded B Sprouts at my store. Not to throw them in the shredder on the food processor. I will need to give this a try. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Yummed and Pinned.
Thanks so much Quinn! You must give these a try. I absolutely love roasted Brussels sprouts, but these are really something special. My husband thought he didn't like Brussels sprouts at all (silly man) until he had them this way. It's a game changer 😉 Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!
Hi Kathryn, Wanted to let you know that your Balsamic Brussels Sprouts are my favorite pic of week and will be featured tonight on Throwback Thursday. Please let your followers know and to link up tonight at 7:00pm est @ http://dadwhats4dinner.com/.
Thanks for sharing and hope to see you tonight.
Thanks so much for featuring my Brussels sprouts, Quinn! It's such a great go-to side around here. I will definitely be at the party again this week - thanks for hosting!