Brussels Sprouts

By;Sydney Dees

Benifits of Eating Brussels Sprouts

Healthy Vision- helps see color and prevent retinas from damaging light

The One Way to Make Brussels Sprouts Taste Good

Penne with Brussels sprouts and Crisp Bacon

Ingredients

12 ounces uncooked penne (tube-shaped pasta)

3 cups trimmed, halved Brussels sprouts (about 1 pound)

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 bacon slices

1 cup 1% low-fat milk

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

1 tablespoon butter

3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided

1 tablespoon chopped hazelnuts, toasted

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting the salt and fat. Drain well.

Steam Brussels sprouts, covered, 7 minutes or until tender. Drain and sprinkle with salt.

Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in pan. Crumble bacon; set aside.

Add Brussels sprouts to the bacon drippings in pan; sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in cooked pasta; cover mixture, and keep warm.

Combine milk, flour, and broth, stirring well with a whisk. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Gradually add milk mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk until well blended. Cook for 6 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese, stirring until cheese melts. Pour sauce over pasta mixture, tossing to coat. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese, nuts, bacon, and pepper; serve immediately.

History of my food

The Brussels sprout has long been popular in Brussels, Belgium, and may have originated and gained its name there.

Interesting Facts about my Superfood

  • they look like tiny cabbages
  • you can cook them in many ways
  • they are pronounced as (Brussel sprouts) but are spelled (Brussels sprouts)
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