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Pasta with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts
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Pasta with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

Pasta with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

FEATURED ON MY TV EPISODE, "NOT SO HEALTHY DAY" - Even if you hate brussels sprouts, I think you’ll like this.


  • 6 ounces bacon, sliced widthwise
  • 10 whole brussels sprouts, sliced thin
  • 6 ounces pasta - your choice but Iike “Casarecce” for this one
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Heat a large frying pan, add bacon - cook until just the edge of crispy, take bacon out and drain on paper towels
  2. Leave about 1 1/2 tablespoons of grease in the pan discarding the rest and add brussel sprouts - cook about 6-7 minutes
  3. While it cooks, bring large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions
  4. Add the bacon back in the brussel sprouts pan - then add garlic until fragrant and mix
  5. When the pasta is ready, drain (keeping about a cup of the water) and add pasta to bacon and brussels sprouts mixture with parmesan
  6. Stir to combine well and if it’s too thick, add pasta water about a 1/4 cup at a time until it’s where you like it
  7. Season with salt & pepper
  8. Add red pepper flakes - top with a little more parmesan and serve