Brussels Sprouts and Bacon with Pasta recipe

Brussels Sprouts and Bacon with Pasta recipe

Isn’t everything better with bacon??  That’s really what makes this dish!  This Caramelized Brussels Sprouts and Bacon with Pasta recipe is VERY similar to Bacon, Cabbage, and Noodles but a tad more “sophisticated.”  It’s so yummy that I’m drooling as I write this post!  :)  You want leftovers?  Well then this is the dish to make!  I promise you that everyone will certainly enjoy it!  :)  ENJOY!

Brussels Sprouts and Bacon with Pasta

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  • 1/2 lb pasta
  • 6-8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 lb Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 c heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4-1/2 c Parmesan cheese
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper



Cook the pasta according to the package directions.


While the pasta is cooking, cook the bacon in a heavy skillet set over medium-high heat; once the pieces are crisp, remove them with a slotted spoon and set aside leaving the drippings in the pan.


Add the butter to the skillet and then the Brussels sprouts; cook them for 5-7 minutes, tossing as needed and seasoning with salt and pepper, until they are soft and starting to turn golden on the edges.


Reserve 1/4 cup of your pasta cooking water when you drain the pasta, then and add it to the skillet along with the cream.


Add some of the reserved pasta water if it seems dry, and toss to combine.


Top with Parmesan cheese.



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  • This looks absolutely delicious! I just had to pin it so I can try it out at home. I love pasta and brussels sprouts, perfect :)

  • Helen

    This looks delicious! I love bacon/cream sauce combinations and the Brussels sprouts sounds like a tasty addition.

  • Thanks so much for joining us at Marvelous Mondays.

  • Sam

    Hmm . . . my least favorite thing (brussel sprouts) and some of my favorite things (bacon, pasta, cheese). I might have to find some courage to try this. :D

    P.S. I found you through the Dwelling Tree Blog Hop ^_^

    • You could always substitute something like broccoli or cauliflower. :)

  • Brussels sprouts are my very favorite and adding bacon? Well that’s just genius Jess! Thank you for sharing this at the party this week! I am featuring it on my Facebook page today and have pinned it to the You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest :-)

    • Thanks so much, Kathe! :)

  • Mika

    Looks delicious!

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  • Yes! Everything is better with bacon! You and I must be on the same thought train because I just posted a bacon recipe this week too! What a great way to add brussels sprouts into your diet! Thanks for sharing this at Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop.

    • Got that right! Love me some Bacon!

  • I LOVE brussels sprouts but the rest of my family is scared to try them! I bet they’d try this recipe and love it, though!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Night Fever!

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