Enter this easy, warm, super tasty, healthy-for-a-pasta weeknight recipe. Most of what you’ll need you’ll find right in your pantry. Smoky, garlicky, buttery, crunchy, cheesy this pasta hits all the right notes without being too heavy. Best of all, it is ready in about 30 minutes!
Author: The Devilish Kitchen
, thinly sliced
or Canned Bean of Choice
, juiced, zested
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook
Pasta (1 lb)
according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water prior to draining.
Thinly slice the
Brussels Sprouts (3 cups)
Pancetta (3/4 cup)
In a small skillet, toast
Pine Nuts (1/4 cup)
until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Salted Butter (3 Tbsp)
and 1/2 teaspoon of
Garlic (1/2 tsp)
. Cook for 2 minutes over medium heat.
Panko Breadcrumbs (1 cup)
and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until golden brown. Set aside.
In a large skillet over medium heat, fry the diced pancetta until crispy.
Olive Oil (3 Tbsp)
and then the Brussels sprouts. Cook the sprouts and pancetta until they are beginning to brown and get crispy, around 8 minutes.
Add the remaining
Garlic (1/2 Tbsp)
and cook for 1 more minute.
Stir in the
White Beans (1 can)
and season with salt and a grind of fresh black pepper.
Stir in 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water. As it comes to a boil, use your spoon to scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
Add the pasta, remaining pasta water, and remaining
Salted Butter (1/4 cup)
and toss everything together until combined.
Add the zest and juice of the
, the pine nuts and half of the breadcrumbs. Toss until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve topped with breadcrumbs, a generous grating of
Parmesan Cheese (to taste)
and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
If there is too much liquid when you are tossing the pasta with the other ingredients keep cooking until it evaporates, you are looking for a glossy sauce coating the pasta.
Nutrition Per Serving
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