Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms, Pine Nuts, & Bacon

December 12, 2014
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms, Pine Nuts, & Bacon


Author Notes: I created this on the fly. The addition of a small amount of cream cheese and heavy cream gives it body without making it too heavy. I'm looking forward to making it again.Danielle

Serves: 4 to 6

Ingredients

  • 3 slices thick cut bacon, julienned
  • 1 large shallot, quartered and then thinly sliced
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • splashes of white wine or chicken broth to de-glaze pan (1-2 TBS)
  • 1 bag shaved Brussels Sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon chive cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Fry bacon strips in skillet (cast iron if you've got it) until crisp. Remove crisp bacon with slotted spoon onto paper towels to drain.
  2. Add mushrooms and shallots to bacon grease. Season with salt & pepper. Saute until shallots start to soften, about 3 mintues.
  3. Add pine nuts and saute for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. De-glaze pan with wine or broth and scrape up all the brown bits on the bottom of the skillet.
  6. Add the Brussels sprouts and saute for 2 minutes. Cover skillet and let steam for 5 minutes. While it's steaming, mix the cream cheese and heavy cream together.
  7. Add bacon and cream mixture to the skillet and stir to combine.
  8. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and serve.

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