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Bacon Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Spaghetti

Incredible bacon brussels sprouts parmesan spaghetti packed with flavor and made with super simple ingredients.. This easy brussels sprouts spaghetti recipe comes together in just 30 minutes for a delicious, protein-packed dinner the whole family will love!

Course Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Nut Free
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon brussels sprouts spaghetti, brussels sprouts spaghetti
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 495 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and outer yellow leaves removed*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
  • 8 ounces bacon (or sub turkey bacon)
  • 10 ounces spaghetti, feel free to use gluten free or whole grain pasta
  • 2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup reserved pasta water
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes, if desired


  1. First, shred the brussels sprouts by using a food processor with the slicing attachment and pulse until the brussels sprouts are thinly sliced. If you don’t have a food processor, feel free to use a sharp knife to thinly slice. Set aside. You can prep the brussels up to 2-3 days ahead of time, if you’d like.

  2. Next, add bacon to a large skillet or pan and place over medium heat, cook bacon on both sides until golden brown. If the pan starts to smoke at any point, simply lower the heat. I always cook my bacon on medium to medium low heat. Once bacon is done cooking, you can set aside to cool, blot with a paper towel to absorb excess grease and then chop into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Add oil to a large pan or skillet and place over medium-high heat. Add in shredded brussels sprouts, season with salt and pepper and cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently until tender and slightly golden brown. Remove from heat once done.
  4. While the brussels cook, place a large pot of water over high heat and add in a generous amount of salt. Once the water boils, stir in the pasta and cook until al dente. Once pasta is done cooking, reserve ⅓ cup of pasta water and set aside, then drain pasta in a colander and transfer pasta back to the pot.
  5. Immediately stir in the parmesan cheese, reserved pasta water, garlic powder, shredded brussels, chopped bacon, and salt and pepper, to taste. Garnish with red pepper flakes, if desired and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

To store: store any leftover bacon brussels sprouts spaghetti in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. To reheat simply do so in a microwave safe dish.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Spaghetti
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (based on 4))
Calories 495 Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.7g26%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Carbohydrates 63.4g21%
Fiber 6.8g28%
Sugar 3.8g4%
Protein 27.1g54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.