Brussels sprouts and bacon are a winning combination in this easy pasta side dish.

Directions:

  1. In large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp; drain on paper towel–lined plate. Chop and set aside. Drain all but 1 tbsp. bacon fat from skillet.
  2. Add olive oil to skillet; sauté garlic and shallots for 2 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts; cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/3 cup cooking liquid.
  4. Add pasta and reserved pasta liquid to pan; toss well. Stir in lemon juice and chives.

Tip: Serve with curls of Parmesan cheese.

Makes 8 servings. Per serving: 200 calories, 6 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol,160 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g sugars, 8 g protein

 

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