Sunday, January 26, 2014

Bacon, Brussels Sprouts & Angel Hair Pasta Recipe

Brussels sprouts are one of the most underrated vegetables out there. They're delicious when seasoned and roasted on their own but throw in bacon and angel hair wheat pasta and what's not to love?! I decided to combine these three ingredients to make an easy dinner this week.


Brussels Sprouts
Bacon or Pancetta
Wheat Angel Hair Pasta
Minced Garlic
Olive Oil
Shredded Parmesan Cheese

1. Coarsely chop 4-5 strips of bacon. I cut the pieces to be about the size of a quarter since the bacon will shrink up and I didn't want it to get lost in the pasta. Similarly, rinse the brussels sprouts and chop them or throw them in a food processor so they are a shredded texture.

2. Heat oil in a saute pan and add the bacon pieces to cook. Flip the chunks after several minutes and allow the bacon to start to crisp up. As the bacon cooks, bring water with a pinch of salt to a boil.

3. Add the angel hair pasta to the boiling water and cook according to directions on the box. At the same time, drain the grease from the bacon and then add the shredded brussels sprouts, minced garlic and salt & pepper to the pan. Saute for several minutes to allow the brussels sprouts to soften a bit and heat through.

4. Add the brussels sprouts and bacon mixture to the drained pasta. Drizzle a couple of tablespoons of olive oil into the pot and stir. Mix in a generous amount of shredded parmesan cheese and let it melt into the pasta slightly.

5. Serve to someone who's hungry :)


  1. I keep seeing brussel sprouts this week and it's making me really want some. In pasta is a fantastic way to eat them!! I'm pinning this one.

    Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync!

    1. They're so worth picking up at the grocery store and adding to a meal! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. You know, I looked at the Brussel Sprouts yesterday at the grocery store and was going to buy some, but changed my mind. After reading this I will get some next week - thanks for sharing and linking up with us at the #WWDParty.

    1. Thanks, Antionette! I didn't try brussels sprouts until this past year and don't know how I lived without them previously! Glad you like the recipe!

  3. I love brussels sprouts, and this sounds so easy! I'm living alone right now and sometimes its hard to find recipes that can be adapted for one serving, but this one is super doable. Pinning this and will be making it soon!

    Thanks for linking up to last week's Weekend Wind-Down Party. Be sure to link back to us somewhere on your blog so that you can be featured. Hope you'll visit us as 6pm. tomorrow to link up at this week's party! =)

  4. Brussel sprouts aren't very popular in my house, but I'll have to give this recipe a go. It looks so good! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  5. Hmm...I wonder if my kids would eat this? I mean, it has bacon in I know I would eat it :-)

  6. I think I might actually be able to get my husband to eat brussel sprouts this way! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!

  7. Love the colors.. great simple recipe. Thanks for bringing it to foodie friday.

  8. I love bacon and brussel sprouts together but never thought to toss pasta in..awesome idea! I am loving this recipe and checking it out from the in and out kitchen link party!