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Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by
There are some foods that I eat quite a bit of, whether I should or not. I love cheese and could eat my weight in fresh berries. Since going gluten free recently I have had to cut out bread which has always been a huge weakness for me. Bacon and Brussels sprouts have never been high on my list of things to eat a lot of. While I love bacon, I know it isn't really good for me and no one in my house likes Brussels sprouts except me. However, when I saw a recipe being put together on The Chew for Angel Hair with Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, and Mushrooms I decided I could work with that and see what the family thought. It had the added bonus of being amazingly fast to make which is a huge perk when feeding a busy family. In fact, if you are pressed for time and trying to cook REAL food in a hurry, I really recommend you check out their website or watch the show. You really can eat healthy in a hurry without resorting to a box of hamburger helper, I promise! I made a few changes to the recipe based on our own tastes. Sorry, Michael Symon, I detest mushrooms and since momma is the one cooking, momma isn't eating them! So, here is a slightly modified version of the recipe over at The Chew which you can easily make in under 15 minutes. In an effort to stay with the whole gluten free eating, I chose a gluten free pasta which I was amazed to see was actually pretty tasty. I was also impressed that 2 out of 3 Brussels sprouts haters actually liked this dish! Score one for mom! Now, if I could just do something about my weird kid who doesn't like bacon....
Pasta with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts
Pasta with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts
Quick and easy pasta meal that even non lovers of Brussels sprouts will enjoy!
- 1 pound angel hair pasta
- 3 cups thinly sliced Brussels sprouts (I did mine in my Cuisinart food processor)
- ½ pound bacon, cut into medium sized pieces
- ½ onion, chopped
- 1 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1 tsp fresh black pepper
- ½ tsp salt
- Cook pasta according to package directions and drain
- While pasta is cooking, heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Start cooking bacon and cook until almost crisp.
- Drain most of the grease and return bacon to pan.
- Add onions and sliced Brussels sprouts to pan and saute 3 to 4 minutes or until just starting to wilt.
- Toss into pasta along with ¾ cup Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Mix until combined.
- Serve with additional Parmesan on top if desired.
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.
All I can say about this dish is HELLLOOOOO gorgeous. I LOVE brussel sprouts and bacon so this would be a yummy meal for me!
My daughter picked out all the bacon...she is crazy! But it really was a great blend of flavors!
Wendy | Around My Family Table
I guess my mom never made me eat Brussels Sprouts when I was little, but I love them now! This looks so good with the bacon!
I had Brussels Sprouts au gratin a few months ago that was to die for...I really love them but the kids and hubby have always been a bit iffy about them!
Lolli @ Better in Bulk
You know, it's funny. Brussels sprouts have had such a bad rap for so many years that I just figured my kids wouldn't like them. Guess what? They love them! They are now one of my favorite veggies to add to meals!