Monday, 9 November 2009

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!


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed it and that this gave you an excuse to make it!

  2. 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!

  3. Gotta try it! Love pasta, love bacon, love brussels!