Method Bacon and Brussels Sprout Penne


Method Bacon and Brussels Sprout Penne, This hearty pasta is full of an array of bright textures and flavors, from salty bacon to sweet raisins.


  • 1 lb. penne pasta
  • 6 slice bacon
  • 12 oz. Brussels sprouts
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 2 medium shallots
  • ½ c. golden raisins
  • ½ c. dry white wine


  1. Cook penne pasta as label directs, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water before draining.
  2. Meanwhile, in 5-quart saucepot, cook chopped bacon on medium-high 5 minutes or until crisp, stirring. Transfer bacon to plate.
  3. Add Brussels sprouts to fat in skillet, along with salt and pepper. Cover and cook 5 minutes (do not stir). Reduce heat to medium. Add shallots and golden raisins. Cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add white wine; cook 2 minutes, scraping up browned bits. To sprouts, add bacon, cooked pasta and reserved pasta water.