Penne With Brussels Sprouts and Crisp Bacon

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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain well.
  • Trim Brussels Sprouts, discarding the tough outer leaves and trimming off about 1/4-inch from stems. **Don't trim too much from the stems, or the sprouts will fall apart.
  • Steam Brussels Sprouts, covered, 7 minutes or until tender;drain and sprinkle with salt.
  • Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 teaspoons drippings in pan; crumble bacon and set aside.
  • Add Brussels Sprouts to the bacon drippings in pan; saute 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Stir in cooked pasta; cover mixture and keep warm.
  • 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; stir in 1/4 cup cheese, stirring cheese until melted.
  • Pour sauce over pasta mixture, tossing to coat.
  • Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese, nuts, bacon, and pepper; Serve immediately.
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