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I’ve been sneaking bites of this pasta every 3 minutes for the last hour trying to come up with various ways to convince you to make this pasta tonight.
The brown butter sauce? ✔️
The crispy, caramelized brussels sprout bits that get coated in a nutty parmesan coating? ✔️
The fact that it’s A, pasta and B, pasta cooked in brown butter? ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
This is simple, fantastic comfort food that needs to make an appearance on your kitchen table sometime this week. For those of you who would rather jump out of a plane then consider eating brussels sprouts, I’m going to let you in on the magic…
Thinly sliced brussels sprouts > whole brussels sprouts.
Sure, I’m a brussels sprouts lover these days but I didn’t start out that way. As a child who was forced to down whole steamed brussels, I vowed that I would never eat them the moment I entered adulthood. Fast forward 20+ years and I’ve been making them almost weekly.
Thinly sliced brussels sprouts with butter and onion are incredible in their own right but tossed with curly, hot pasta and dreams are made. Just ask BL- he ate two huge servings of this on Sunday, took the rest for lunch yesterday, and asked for it again last night. Thinly sliced brussels are the winning ticket for semi-sprout haters everywhere.
While this recipe is easy enough to make for a weeknight, it would also make a beautiful centerpiece for the holidays. Family gathered around the table, sipping wine and passing a platter of pasta is what my holiday fantasies are all about. It’s what I love most about pasta, dress it up or dress it down, it never disappoints.
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking!Print
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This recipe is my new favorite. My friend made it the other night as I watched. She added a little more lemon otherwise followed the recipe closely. Thinly slicing the brussel sprouts is key. It is delicious! I feel like the winner as she gave me the leftovers. I’ll definitely be using this recipe lots.
I didn’t grow up loving brussels sprouts either but am a huge fan now. Plus I’m a sucker for pasta in general so this meal looks perfect to me….
I adore Brussels sprouts, though I don’t often enjoy pasta – but gosh darn it – you made pasta sound so appetizing! Love the walnuts and parm thrown in too!