The earthy leaves from the charred Brussels sprouts balance the saltiness of the bacon and the richness of the sauce.
This creamy, easy-to-make carbonara with bacon and lightly charred Brussels sprouts is an entree and side dish all in one.
Here are the ingredients you'll need to make this brussels sprouts carbonara pasta recipe!
Fry up some bacon, then use the bacon fat to cook the Brussels sprouts until lightly browned around the edges.
Begin cooking the pasta according to package directions.
In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, egg yolks, milk, cheese, salt, and pepper.
When the pasta is almost done, whisk in 1/4 cup of the pasta water. Then add the cooked pasta and toss to coat.
Transfer the pasta back to the pan and cook to thicken the carbonara sauce.
Chop the bacon and add it to the pasta along with the brussels sprouts.
Serve the brussels sprouts carbonara with even more chopped bacon bits and freshly grated cheese on top!