I thought this was a great recipe. I roasted the brussels sprouts at 400 because I like the flavor of roasting better. Other than that, I followed the directions and it was wonderful. I will definitely make this again.
Penne with Brussels Sprouts and Crisp Bacon
PeggyChirico Posted: 12/08/08
dkouns04 Posted: 01/02/09
I made this for a family sunday dinner. I love brussel sprouts but my parents and siblings weren't too sure. We all LOVED this dish. I have made it several times since. It is delicious even if you don't think you like brussel sprouts!
JeffTracy86 Posted: 04/05/10
Very tasty dish. We really liked it and will make it again.
CandaceCH Posted: 12/04/11
Simple to put together and delicious. Will definitely make this again :)
mrsnobody Posted: 01/24/12
Delicious! I didn't use the hazelnuts because I hate them, but I followed the recipe otherwise. Everything about it was excellent.
Clobberella422 Posted: 10/08/12
YUM! Perfect, comforting pasta dish for fall and winter. The only changes I made were in the interest of saving time and using fewer dishes: I didn't bother steaming the sprouts first, just threw them right in the bacon fat and sauteed for maybe 10-12 minutes until browned and delicious. I also used the same pot to mix the cheese sauce that I cooked the pasta in, then dumped the pasta and sprouts into that and mixed it all together. I also used a bit more cheese than called for, but I always use more cheese. :)
dawnmarie01 Posted: 02/13/14
Very good. I would use more bacon next time though. I did not have any hazelnuts so I used pecans instead. Oh, and it takes way more than seven minutes to steam the Brussels sprouts.
Rikked Posted: 01/11/14
Excellent! Easy to make. Used pine nuts instead of hazelnuts. Used 3 strips of center cut bacon and just put the sprouts in there without taking bacon out after the bacon crisped a little. Used appx 8 oz of mini farfalle, and that was plenty - more veggies per bite rather than pasta. Had it for dinner last night as directed; then reheated in oven with a little cheese broiled on top for dinner tonight - even better. Still have almost half left after 4 moderate servings; I think it would easily serve 6, especially with a salad or bread or something on the side. Will keep in my rotation. Sprouts are really tasty in this.