Brussels Sprouts

By;Sydney Dees

Benifits of Eating Brussels Sprouts

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The One Way to Make Brussels Sprouts Taste Good

Penne with Brussels sprouts and Crisp Bacon


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


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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