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Bacon Brussels Sprout Pasta Skillet

Bacon & Brussels sprouts are cooked in a simple, savory pasta skillet meal with a touch of rich comforting cream and finished off with shredded Parmesan cheese.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, bacon brussels sprouts pasta skillet, brussels sprouts, one pot, pasta skillet
Servings: 4
Author: Meaghan

Ingredients

  • 8 strips chopped
  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed & halved
  • 8 oz small shaped pasta
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • salt & black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain. 
  • While the pasta's cooking, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium high heat. Sautee the bacon for a couple minutes, about two, then stir in the brussels sprouts.
  • Continue cooking the sprouts with the bacon, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes- until the bacon has fully cooked and the sprouts have browned. Transfer the sprouts to a plate, and set aside.
  • Add half a cup of pasta water to the skillet, still over medium high heat, and stir to deglaze the pan. 
  • Stir in the cream, and season with salt & pepper- to taste. Lower the heat to medium, and let the sauce simmer for 1-2 minutes- just until thickened slightly.
  • Add in the pasta, tossing gently to evenly incorporate and coat well. Season with salt & pepper, to taste if needed.
  • Serve immediately, sprinkled with the Parmesan cheese.

Notes

recipe adapted from Creative Culinary