40 Days of Clean Eating: Brussels Sprouts Sauté

This recipe full of Brussels sprouts, cranberries, and bacon is certain to make you want to eat your veggies.

Day 21 of 40

Originally posted on Cooking Up Clean [Photo credit: Kari Lund]

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 35 min

Serves: 4


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 5 oz pancetta or about 6-8 slices of bacon, diced
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, shredded or sliced thin
  • Pepper and salt to taste


  1. Melt butter in a large frying pan and add shallot.
  2. Sauté shallot on medium low heat for 10 minutes and then add pancetta/bacon.
  3. Stir fry until shallot is caramelized and pancetta is cooked through but not crispy about 20 minutes.
  4. Slice or shred Brussels sprouts while shallot and pancetta are cooking.
  5. Toss in cranberries and stir fry a few minutes.
  6. Add Brussels sprouts and stir fry 3-5 minutes until sprouts are bright green and warmed.
  7. Season with pepper and salt to taste.

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