6 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

To trim Brussels sprouts, discard the tough outer leaves and trim off about 1/4 inch from stems. Don't trim too much from the stems, or the sprouts will fall apart.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting the salt and fat. Drain well.

Step 2

Steam Brussels sprouts, covered, 7 minutes or until tender. Drain and sprinkle with salt.

Step 3

Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in pan. Crumble bacon; set aside.

Step 4

Add Brussels sprouts to the bacon drippings in pan; sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in cooked pasta; cover mixture, and keep warm.

Step 5

Combine milk, flour, and broth, stirring well with a whisk. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Gradually add milk mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk until well blended. Cook for 6 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese, stirring until cheese melts. Pour sauce over pasta mixture, tossing to coat. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese, nuts, bacon, and pepper; serve immediately.

You May Like

Ratings & Reviews

dawnmarie01's Review

February 13, 2014
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's Review

January 11, 2014
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.

saracat's Review

January 23, 2013

baileyjames's Review

November 25, 2012

Clobberella422's Review

October 08, 2012
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. :)

mrsnobody's Review

January 24, 2012
Delicious! I didn't use the hazelnuts because I hate them, but I followed the recipe otherwise. Everything about it was excellent.

CandaceCH's Review

December 04, 2011
Simple to put together and delicious. Will definitely make this again :)

JeffTracy86's Review

April 05, 2010
Very tasty dish. We really liked it and will make it again.

dkouns04's Review

January 02, 2009
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!

PeggyChirico's Review

December 08, 2008
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.