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Brussel Sprout and Bacon Pasta
Brussel Sprout and Bacon Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins

This brussel sprout and bacon pasta is so simple and flavorful! It's my favorite side of brussel sprouts with bacon turned into a complete meal.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brussel Sprout and Bacon Pasta, Pasta
Servings: 6
Calories: 424 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 14 slices turkey bacon diced small
  • 1 pound brussel sprouts trimmed and halved
  • 1/2 cup beer divided
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese divided
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound mezzi rigatoni or any short pasta with ridges
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. First, get a large pot on to boil for the pasta. Then get out a large skillet and put the bacon in it cold. Heat it up over medium high heat and let it cook until crisp. When it is starting to leave a brown layer on the bottom, deglaze the pan with half of the beer and scrape it all up. Once the bacon is crisp, deglaze the pan with the rest of the beer and add in the brussel sprouts. Scrape up the rest of the brown bits and stir it all together. Let it cook for a couple of minutes, then add in the chicken stock. Season it all with the salt and garlic powder. Meanwhile, salt the boiling pasta water and cook the pasta until tender for about 8 minutes.

  2. While the pasta cooks, take 1/2 a cup of the cooking water and pour it into the pan of bacon and brussel sprouts. Add in 1/2 cup of the parmesan cheese and let it all melt in and emulsify with the liquids. When the pasta is done, drain it and stir it into the pan of sauce. Stir in the remaining parmesan and the butter to bring it all together. Scoop it into bowls and serve immediately! Enjoy!!

Nutrition Facts
Brussel Sprout and Bacon Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.5g12%
Saturated Fat 3.3g21%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 577mg25%
Potassium 313mg9%
Carbohydrates 64.2g21%
Fiber 5.5g23%
Sugar 4.4g5%
Protein 23.4g47%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 24mg133%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.