I am always looking for new ways to use Brussels sprouts. People always claim they had Brussels sprouts once and hated them, but I have converted several people with this recipe. I think the bacon helps. For kids or people who claim to not like Brussels sprouts, try shredding them to tone down the flavor a bit.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook linguine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Return pasta to the pot and toss with olive oil to coat.

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook and stir until bacon begins to crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain and discard 1/2 the bacon fat, leaving bacon in the skillet; stir in rosemary.

  • Stir mushrooms, salt, and black pepper into bacon mixture. Add Brussels sprouts; cook and stir until mushrooms and sprouts are heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour reserved pasta water into bacon mixture; add linguine and Parmesan cheese and toss vegetables with pasta until thoroughly mixed and heated through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

557 calories; protein 30.5g 61% DV; carbohydrates 69g 22% DV; fat 18.9g 29% DV; cholesterol 33.2mg 11% DV; sodium 777.6mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2014
Simple dish, great for weeknight supper. I added 3 cloves of garlic and 2 shallots to the bacon mixture for an added boost of flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/25/2017
I love all the ingredients but somehow this was bland. I added garlic powder maybe some extra salt would help. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2014
Simple dish, great for weeknight supper. I added 3 cloves of garlic and 2 shallots to the bacon mixture for an added boost of flavor. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/25/2017
I love all the ingredients but somehow this was bland. I added garlic powder maybe some extra salt would help. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2016
I really enjoyed it and I plan on making it again. I didn't have any Linguine so I used Fan-fair (bow-tie) noodles instead. And I didn't have any Rosemary so I used some of my favorite seasonings Basil and Oregano instead about a half teaspoon each. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2018
I thought this would be a light dish but possibly a bit bland. It wasn t. The bacon grease you leave adds a ton of flavor. For 2 of us I only needed about half the pasta. I added garlic and used some shaved Parmesan as well. It was delicious. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/04/2019
Entire family really looked forward to this dish but it's quite bland as written. 1-2 minutes to heat the brussel sprouts through isn't enough and while the texture is good, the flavor is a bit off-putting. I will try again with the concept but I'll do things a little differently. 1) no olive oil for the pasta 2) no saved pasta water 3) do not discard bacon grease but use to saute the brussel sprouts to create a crisp side 4) add in the mushrooms after a few minutes. Increase rosemary to a teaspoon. Add Parmesan as a topping after serving and individuals can mix in. Use a thinner pasta - maybe a spaghetti or similar. I love the concept of this recipe but I think it just missed in the flavor department. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2019
I cut he recipe in half as I only needed to serve two people. We still had left overs. Instead of a half pound of bacon I did 1/2 pound of Italian sausage and 1/4 pound bacon. It turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2020
Loved this....if you are not a fan of Brussels sprouts, try this recipe...will be making this again for sure, it was a dinner hit. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2017
I should have included the mushrooms because the mushroom-haters in the house didn't like this anyway. I wish they had. I'm not huge into bacon so I think I'll stick with roasting my sprouts as usual. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2018
We used turkey bacon which meant we wound up frying the Brussels sprouts and mushrooms in vegetable shortening and added some extra salt and Adobe seasoning to give it a bit more flavor. Delicious though! Read More