Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Winter Squash and Apple Chicken Sausage

Recently I started following a new blog (well, clearly it’s not new judging by the number of recipes, but new to me!), 101 Cookbooks. This blog highlights some of my favorite vegetables – cauliflower, squash, brussels sprouts, among others in surprisingly new preparations and combinations. Heidi reminds me that just when I thought I knew every wonderful way to serve up veggies, there’s clearly things I never thought of.

Given that she has so many wonderful sounding recipes, it would have been easy to just pick one and replicate it – but I seem to be rather incapable of following any recipe. I don’t really know if brussels sprouts are considered a fall vegetable, but for some reason the crisp air had me craving the nutty, caramelized flavor of really good brussels sprouts (yes, I swear, they can be really good!) I came across this recipe for Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Apples, and thought it sounded wonderfully autumn-like. But, I had no apples or tofu around. I did have some smoked apple chicken sausage, and butternut squash. I thought these flavors -sweet, smokey, nutty – would compliment the brussels sprouts in a similar way as the apples, tofu, maple, and nuts in the original recipe.

My dish was quite the deviation from the original, but I’d like to think they share some great qualities. Of course, I can’t say for sure, since I haven’t yet tried dish which inspired mine, but I imagine it to be a lot like what I tasted – very hearty, full of texture with a good bite; nice balance of sweet and savory; and of course, a healthy and easy weeknight meal.


Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Winter Squash and Apple Chicken Sausage

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Ingredients3/4 lb butternut squash, diced
4tsp olive oil, divided
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 links smoked apple & chardonnay chicken sausage, such as Trader Joe’s brand, sliced
3/4 lb brussels sprouts
pinch each of smoked paprika and nutmeg
1/2 oz pine nuts, toasted

Directions
Place the squash in a microwave-safe dish, add a splash of water, cover, and cook on high for about 5 minutes.

Wash the brussels sprouts, remove any yellowing outer leaves, trim, and slice into ribbons.

Heat 2 tsp olive oil over medium-high heat and add the steamed squash with a pinch of salt. Cook for a few minutes on each side, until nicely browned. Add the sliced chicken sausage, cook 1-2 minutes more, and then add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Add remaining 2 tsp olive oil to the pan, turn the heat up just a bit, then add the brussels sprouts. Season with more salt and a pinch of smoked paprika and nutmeg. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring a few times, until nicely browned in spots. Add the squash mixture and pine nuts, toss together and heat through. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 421.3
Total Fat: 20.5 g
Cholesterol: 65.0 mg
Sodium: 550.0 mg
Total Carbs: 40.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 10.2 g
Protein: 24.6 g

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26 Responses to “Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Winter Squash and Apple Chicken Sausage”

  1. 1

    Cate — September 25, 2009 @ 7:01 am Reply

    101 cookbooks is one of my absolute favorite blogs, and this looks like a great adaptation! People don't understand why I love brussels sprouts, but when you cook them the right way, they are SO good!

  2. 2

    Liz — September 25, 2009 @ 2:47 pm Reply

    I *love* brussels sprouts! Thanks!

  3. 3

    yellowfish — September 27, 2009 @ 3:31 am Reply

    This looks delicious, I love all these ingredients! *bookmarking*

  4. 4

    Pantry Raid Blog — October 6, 2009 @ 3:09 am Reply

    I love the comment about "just when I thought I knew every wonderful way to serve up veggies, there's clearly things I never thought of." Exactly my sentiments!! I finally tried brussels sprouts maybe 2 years ago. Where have I been?This is yet another great recipe for sprouts – looks delicious!

  5. 5

    StephSegal — October 16, 2009 @ 2:32 am Reply

    we made this for dinner last night. Sooooo yummy. We couldn't stop eating it and there was barely a serving leftover for lunch the next day. Our kids even tried (and liked!) it.

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    Gwyn — February 12, 2010 @ 12:50 am Reply

    This was my husband's introduction to brussel sprouts & we both thought this was great. My picky daughters (5 & 3) even tried it & liked it! Thanks for another great healthy recipe!

  7. 7

    Gwyn — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    This was my husband's introduction to brussel sprouts & we both thought this was great. My picky daughters (5 & 3) even tried it & liked it! Thanks for another great healthy recipe!

  8. 8

    Gwyn — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    This was my husband's introduction to brussel sprouts & we both thought this was great. My picky daughters (5 & 3) even tried it & liked it! Thanks for another great healthy recipe!

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    Pantry Raid Blog — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    I love the comment about "just when I thought I knew every wonderful way to serve up veggies, there's clearly things I never thought of." Exactly my sentiments!! I finally tried brussels sprouts maybe 2 years ago. Where have I been?This is yet another great recipe for sprouts – looks delicious!

  10. 10

    StephSegal — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    we made this for dinner last night. Sooooo yummy. We couldn't stop eating it and there was barely a serving leftover for lunch the next day. Our kids even tried (and liked!) it.

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    yellowfish — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    This looks delicious, I love all these ingredients! *bookmarking*

  12. 12

    Liz — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    I *love* brussels sprouts! Thanks!

  13. 13

    Liz — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    I *love* brussels sprouts! Thanks!

  14. 14

    Cate — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    101 cookbooks is one of my absolute favorite blogs, and this looks like a great adaptation! People don't understand why I love brussels sprouts, but when you cook them the right way, they are SO good!

  15. 15

    Cate — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    101 cookbooks is one of my absolute favorite blogs, and this looks like a great adaptation! People don't understand why I love brussels sprouts, but when you cook them the right way, they are SO good!

  16. 16

    StephSegal — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    we made this for dinner last night. Sooooo yummy. We couldn't stop eating it and there was barely a serving leftover for lunch the next day. Our kids even tried (and liked!) it.

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    Pantry Raid Blog — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    I love the comment about "just when I thought I knew every wonderful way to serve up veggies, there's clearly things I never thought of." Exactly my sentiments!! I finally tried brussels sprouts maybe 2 years ago. Where have I been?This is yet another great recipe for sprouts – looks delicious!

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    Cate — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    101 cookbooks is one of my absolute favorite blogs, and this looks like a great adaptation! People don't understand why I love brussels sprouts, but when you cook them the right way, they are SO good!

  19. 19

    Cate — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    101 cookbooks is one of my absolute favorite blogs, and this looks like a great adaptation! People don't understand why I love brussels sprouts, but when you cook them the right way, they are SO good!

  20. 20

    Pantry Raid Blog — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    I love the comment about "just when I thought I knew every wonderful way to serve up veggies, there's clearly things I never thought of." Exactly my sentiments!! I finally tried brussels sprouts maybe 2 years ago. Where have I been?This is yet another great recipe for sprouts – looks delicious!

  21. 21

    Gwyn — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    This was my husband's introduction to brussel sprouts & we both thought this was great. My picky daughters (5 & 3) even tried it & liked it! Thanks for another great healthy recipe!

  22. 22

    Pantry Raid Blog — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    I love the comment about "just when I thought I knew every wonderful way to serve up veggies, there's clearly things I never thought of." Exactly my sentiments!! I finally tried brussels sprouts maybe 2 years ago. Where have I been?This is yet another great recipe for sprouts – looks delicious!

  23. 23

    Liz — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    I *love* brussels sprouts! Thanks!

  24. 24

    yellowfish — April 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am Reply

    This looks delicious, I love all these ingredients! *bookmarking*

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    Amanda N — October 22, 2012 @ 9:02 pm Reply

    Made this for dinner tonight and was pleasantly surprised! I don’t mind brussel sprouts or butternut squash but my husband isn’t their biggest fan. I thought the recipe sounded good and decided to try it anyway. Good thing I did – it was a hit! He said “much better than the last time you made brussel sprouts, you can make this again.” Saying I can make it again is a big yes when it comes to my husband. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Cara — October 22, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

      Thank you for the feedback, glad you both liked it! This recipe has been a hit among picky kids AND husbands :) I think it’s the sweetness of the squash and sausage!

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