Bacon, Brussels sprouts and mushroom linguine

    40 min

    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 flavour a bit.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 450g linguine
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed
    • 450g bacon, cut into bite-size pieces
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
    • 675g crimini mushrooms, sliced
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 675g Brussels sprouts, trimmed and chopped
    • 40g grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Cook linguine until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain pasta, reserving some of the pasta water. Return pasta to the pot and toss with olive oil to coat.
    2. Place bacon in a large pan and cook until bacon begins to crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain and discard 1/2 the bacon fat, leaving bacon in the skillet; stir in rosemary.
    3. 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 some of the reserved pasta water into bacon mixture to moisten; add linguine and Parmesan cheese and toss vegetables with pasta until thoroughly mixed and heated through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

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    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.  -  12 Feb 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love all the ingredients but somehow this was bland. I added garlic powder, maybe some extra salt would help.  -  24 Oct 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  06 May 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)