Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4

Brussels sprouts are the new kale! Here they're quickly browned and still slightly crunchy. To save time, slice them with a mandoline or a food processor fitted with the slicing blade attachment.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until just cooked through, 7 to 9 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, trim brussels sprouts and slice very thin. Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add sprouts and 1 tsp. salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and beginning to brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add garlic, 2 tbsp. butter, and 1/4 tsp. pepper and cook 30 seconds more. Transfer sprouts to a bowl. Wipe pan clean with a paper towel.

Step 3

Return pan to medium-high heat and add remaining 1 tbsp. butter. When it's melted, crack in eggs and cook, covered, until whites are just set and butter is starting to brown, about 2 minutes. Season eggs with remaining 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper. Cover to keep warm.

Step 4

Reserve 1 cup pasta-cooking water. Drain pasta and return to pot. Add sprouts, three-fourths of reserved cooking water, and lemon zest and juice. Cook, stirring, until everything is heated through. Add more cooking water if necessary. Add half of cheese and stir to just combine.

Step 5

Divide pasta among 4 wide, shallow bowls and top each with some of the remaining cheese and an egg.

Ratings & Reviews

Interesting Change for Spaghetti

March 23, 2015
I tried this because I had left over brussel sprouts so what the heck, let's try it. I must say it was quite tasty, and I was even more surprised that my hubby did not fight me about it. :) I would make this again! Another surprise was the calorie count, not sure if that is true to what I made... I made for two. 

Works Great!

December 16, 2015
The whole family loved it.