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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Apples

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Today’s recipe feature is Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Apples. If you’re not sure what to do with Brussels sprouts other than boil them, then here’s a great recipe idea. The sprouts mix it up with apples, shallots, garlic and bacon to create a wonderful side dish. It’s finished with a delicious sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. Healthy and joyous eating!

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Apples (Recipe courtesy Southern Living)

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 4 bacon slices
  • 1 Braeburn apple, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup low-sodium fat-free chicken broth (gluten-free variety, if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese

Preparation:

Cut Brussels sprouts in half, and cut into shreds.

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 3 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon.

Sauté apple, shallots, and garlic in hot drippings over medium-high heat 3 minutes. Stir in wine and next 3 ingredients, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of skillet. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts; sauté 8 to 10 minutes or until sprouts are crisp-tender. Top with shaved Parmesan cheese and crumbled bacon. Serve immediately. Serving yield = six servings.

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