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Lemon Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pasta

By Kristen Mccaffrey
  
adapted from: cooking.nytimes.com
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395
Calories 
50g
Carbs 
14g
Fat 
14g
Protein 
9
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(9 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Two of my favorite ingredients, bacon and Brussels sprouts, all wrapped up in one hearty pasta dish - yum!& I originally saw this recipe in the New York Times and couldn't wait to try it. It seemed like the perfect comforting dish to start the week and give us something to look forward to after a long Monday.

To lighten things up, I decided to use less pasta (the original recipe used a pretty large serving), but kept the same amount of veggies to pack in some extra nutrients. I also used bacon instead of pancetta, draining off most of the fat, and added some vegetable broth to create more of a sauce. We absolutely loved it and will definitely be adding it to the rotation for dinners.

Prep Time

Lemon Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pasta

45
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

4
  • 8 oz. high fiber pasta
  • 4 U slices bacon
  • 6 U garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 8 oz. Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 U lemon
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1.5 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 395
Calories from Fat 214
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
20%
Saturated Fat 7g
37%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 32mg
11%
Sodium 547mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate 50g
17%
Dietary Fiber 9g
34%
Sugars 3g
Protein 14g

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Add the bacon to a skillet and cook until crispy. Remove bacon and all but 1 tbsp. bacon drippings.
  3. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, and pepper. Cook for 1 minute. Add the Brussels sprouts and stir. Press down and cook for 3-4 minutes until beginning to brown. Stir and press down and cook for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned.
  4. Add the vegetable broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in the butter, lemon juice, and pasta. Top with crumbled bacon and Parmesan cheese.
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