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Brussels Sprout and Turkey Bacon Pasta

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Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Welcome to Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen, a love letter to my two incredible grandmothers, both of whom I think about every time I’m in the kitchen.
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This brussel sprout and bacon pasta is so simple and flavorful! It's my favorite side of brussel sprouts with bacon turned into a complete meal.

30MIN

Total Cooking Time

9

Ingredients
Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Welcome to Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen, a love letter to my two incredible grandmothers, both of whom I think about every time I’m in the kitchen.
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Ingredients
US / METRIC
Servings:
6
Serves 6
14 slices
Turkey Bacon , diced
5 cups
Brussels Sprouts , trimmed, halved
1/2 cup
Beer
divided
1/2 cup
Chicken Stock
3/4 cup
1 pinch
1/2 tsp
Garlic Powder
1 lb
Rigatoni
or any short pasta with ridges
1 Tbsp
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Directions

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Step 1
First, get a large pot on to boil for the pasta. Then get out a large skillet and put the Turkey Bacon (14 slices) in it cold. Heat it up over medium-high heat and let it cook until crisp.
Step 2
When it is starting to leave a brown layer on the bottom, deglaze the pan with half of the Beer (1/4 cup) and scrape it all up.
Step 3
Once the liquid has evaporated and the bacon crisps again, deglaze the pan with the rest of the Beer (1/4 cup) and add in the Brussels Sprouts (5 cups) . Scrape up the rest of the brown bits and stir it all together.
Step 4
Let it cook for a couple of minutes, then add in the Chicken Stock (1/2 cup) . Season it all with the Salt (1 pinch) and Garlic Powder (1/2 tsp) . Lower the heat and let it simmer.
Step 5
Meanwhile, salt the boiling pasta water and cook the Rigatoni (1 lb) until tender, for about 8 minutes.
Step 6
While the pasta cooks, take 1/2 a cup of the cooking water and pour it into the pan of bacon and brussel sprouts. Add in the Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup) and let it all melt in and emulsify with the liquids.
Step 7
When the pasta is done, drain it and stir it into the pan of sauce. Stir in the remaining Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup) and the Butter (1 Tbsp) to bring it all together. Scoop it into bowls and serve immediately!

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