This Pasta with Bacon in Cream Sauce and Brussel Sprouts recipe is so delicious that we’ve made it twice in the past week! White alfredo sauce and shredded Parmesan cheese finish off a delicious pasta dish.
My in-laws came to visit, so I wanted to try something new and made this dish. We were all blown away by the creamy and smoky flavor combinations that leave us craving more! So we made it again for a family dinner later in the week.
Pasta with Bacon in Cream Sauce
The first time we made the pasta it was a side dish, but we realized that is has the perfect flavor combination to be a filling and enjoyable main dish.
We perfected the dish the second time by using thick bacon and plenty of Brussel sprouts. Mushrooms could also be sauted with the brussel sprouts for 4-5 minutes. Chicken can easily be added to make this dish even heartier too.
Since we often eat this as our main dish we use thick bacon for an even more savory flavor. Brussel sprouts are some of my favorite vegetables. The slightly bitter flavor profile really pairs well with the bacon and cheese in this recipe!
This is a perfect fall meal. I love going to the market and getting a hearty stalk of freshly harvested Brussel sprouts and this is the perfect recipe!
Since bacon tastes great in so many meals like our Bacon Breakfast Casserole and Bacon and Cheese Loaded Fries I’ll often pick up a bigger pack. When you purchase a bigger package it’s typically cheaper per ounce in the long run.
I like to bake as much bacon as will fit on the baking sheet. I using cooling racks that I already have, but these options would be great for a fun gift idea! Who doesn’t want to get better at cooking bacon?
Creamy Pasta with Bacon Recipe
This is the type of dish that after making once I knew it would be a new family favorite. Creamy Alfredo coating penne pasta and topped with smoky bacon and crispy brussel sprouts is irresistable!
I especially loved pairing the shredded parmesan cheese with the creamy alfredo sauce. My son prefers less Alfredo sauce. We’ve also made it and added mushrooms which is also a wonderful dish!
Other Delicious Recipes with Bacon & Cheese:
- Italian Chicken & Bacon Ranch Sub
- Crock Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf
- Bacon & Cheese Quesadillas
- Bacon, Egg & Cheese Brunch Cups
- Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
Printable Creamy Pasta with Bacon and Brussel Sprouts Recipe
Creamy Pasta with Bacon
- 12 oz penne pasta
- 10 strips thick cut bacon cooked & chopped
- 2 cups Brussel Sprouts quartered
- pinch salt
- pinch pepper
- 1 container refrigerated Alfredo sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- Sauté Brussel sprouts in hot olive oil for 10-12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and stir occasionally.
- Cook pasta until al dente.
- In a large bow stir together Alfredo sauce, pasta and Brussel sprouts. Sprinkle bacon and parmesan cheese on top.
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