Orecchiette with Bacon and Brussel Sprouts

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Looking for a healthier way to indulge with some pasta?  Well look no further than this recipe for Orecchiette with Bacon and Brussel Sprouts.  It will fill your belly with rich, flavorful goodness – while managing to sneak in plenty of veggies and fiber 😉  What are you waiting for?  Dive in to this quick and easy recipe below!

What You Need –

2-3 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
3 Strips of Bacon/Pancetta (sliced)
1 1/2 Cups Brussel Sprouts (sliced)
1 tbsp Butter
1/2 Cups Peas
1 Cup Orecchiette Pasta
1/4 – 1/2 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
Extra Drizzle of Olive Oil (optional)
Salt and Pepper (as desired)

What You’ll Do –

Step 1: Start boiling your pot of water

Step 2: Prep your Bacon/Pancetta, Brussel Sprouts, and Garlic

Step 3: Melt your butter in a large pan.  Add the bacon and allow to brown slightly.

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Step 4: Add your pasta to the now boiling water.

Step 5: Add your Garlic and Brussel Sprouts to the Butter and Bacon.

Step 6: Once your Brussel Sprouts have started to soften, add your Peas.

Step 7: Simmer on low while Pasta finishes cooking – keep occasionally stirring to ensure Brussel Sprouts don’t over cook.

Step 8: Drain your pasta and add the Orecchiette to the rest of your mixture.  Stir it in well with everything else.

Step 9: Top with an extra drizzle of Olive Oil if you wish, and sprinkle the Fresh Parmesan Cheese to top.  Salt and Pepper as desired.

Step 10: Plate and enjoy!

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