Martha Mondays – Pasta with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

It was my turn for the pick for Martha Mondays and I chose a dish that I had wanted to do for ages. I don’t know why I don’t just cook it when I see it in the magazine, but I always feel there needs to be a good reason for me to cook instead of bake.

The ingredients were easy to find, unlike my last pick for Martha Mondays which required a lot of different ingredients.

The recipe was easy to follow and was quicker than the 45 minutes it gives as a guide. I had never cooked bacon without oil and I was amazed that it produced crispy tasty bacon very quickly. Although I see many Martha recipes with chicken stock in the UK it is quite rare to use it. But it worked wonderfully. I ended up with a sort of gravy and it was delicious.

Mum and I had this for our dinner after wrapping a ton of Christmas presents and we couldn’t fault it. I thought it was perfect. I can’t wait to see how everyone elses turned out!

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3 thoughts on “Martha Mondays – Pasta with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

  1. It's interesting that you usually add oil when frying up bacon. We never add oil, so it seemed a little strange to add more olive oil to the pan. Of course, that might be because we like our bacon "fatty." Maybe that's different in the UK. I loved the recipe and am so glad you picked it. Thanks!

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