Photo: Brie Passano; Styling: Claire Spollen
Dicing bacon before tossing it into a pan allows for quicker cooking and even browning. Remove crisped bits with a slotted spoon to keep all of the tasty drippings in the pan.
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
2. While pasta cooks, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat 4 minutes or until bacon is crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon; set aside. Add Brussels sprouts and garlic to drippings in pan; sauté 4 minutes or until slightly softened. Stir in bacon, lemon rind, juice, butter, salt, and peppers. Add pasta to skillet; toss to combine. Serve immediately.