The Best Brussels Sprouts Pasta

The Best Brussels Sprouts Pasta | Well and Full

The snow is coming down in waves instead of flakes. I’m curled up under my fuzziest blanket with a cup of hot tea, and I’m thinking about how grateful I am to have someplace warm to stay.

There are some life things going on that I can’t really talk about here, but that’s why this post will be short and simple comparatively. Not necessarily having to do with me… I’m especially worried for a friend of mine, who is going through something difficult.

Today’s recipe is one of my favorite types of pasta. And I say this as a former brussels sprouts skeptic. But when they’re sautéed in a little olive oil and then mixed with the pasta, salt, pepper, and lemon – they’re out of this world. If you’ve ever doubted the magical powers of the sprouts, I highly recommend giving this pasta a try!

The Best Brussels Sprouts Pasta | Well and FullThe Best Brussels Sprouts Pasta | Well and Full

The Best Brussels Sprouts Pasta | Well and Full

The Best Brussels Sprouts Pasta

This is the best brussels sprouts pasta, made with garlic sautéed in olive oil, lemon juice and zest, and fresh cracked black pepper.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 Lb Orecchiette or other small pasta
  • 8 Brussels Sprouts shaved thin
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil for sauté
  • 4-5 Cloves Garlic minced
  • Juice from 1/2 a Lemon
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper
  • Sprinkle of Red Pepper Flakes
  • A Little Lemon Zest
  • Sprouts optional, for serving


  • Start by cooking the pasta according to the package’s directions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, shave the brussels sprouts as thinly as possible on a mandoline. If you don’t have a mandoline, slice the brussels sprouts (carefully!!) thinly with a knife.
  • When pasta is done, drain water and set aside.
  • Bring a large sauté pan to medium heat with a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Add in garlic cloves and sauté until they’re fragrant, being careful to ensure they don’t burn.
  • Then, add in shaved brussels sprouts and sauté with garlic for about 5-7 minutes.
  • When done, pour the sautéed brussels sprouts in with the pasta, and mix well. Add in lemon juice, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and lemon zest and stir. Taste and adjust seasonings – I added in more pepper and lemon zest.
  • Serve with sprouts, if desired.
  • Enjoy!

The Best Brussels Sprouts Pasta | Well and FullThe Best Brussels Sprouts Pasta | Well and FullThe Best Brussels Sprouts Pasta | Well and Full

Quote of the Day:

Do not be afraid, for I am with you. 

Isaiah 41:10


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16 responses to “The Best Brussels Sprouts Pasta”

  1. dixya @food, pleasure, and health Avatar

    sending you positive vibes friend. i recently added shredded Brussels sprouts with rice and surprisingly good. i could totally see how it works well with pasta dishes.

    1. Sarah Avatar

      Thanks Dixya <3

  2. Fernando @ Eating With Your Hands Avatar

    Being safe and warm is something that we can all easily take for granted, and even forget at times the many people who do not have this luxury.

    Brussels sprouts is something I actually have as snacks, and combining it with pasta makes sense in many ways. Great recipe :)

    1. Sarah Avatar

      Thank you, Fernando <3

  3. Veronika Avatar

    Brussels sprouts AND pasta? Say no more, I’m making this! I love brussels sprouts<3

    1. Sarah Avatar

      I do too!! Such an underrated vegetable!

  4. lynn Avatar

    I love this idea of brussels sprouts with pasta! I’ve been a bit of a brussels sprouts addict lately…

    1. Sarah Avatar

      They’re so good, especially when sautéed or pan-fried!!

  5. Natalie | Feasting on Fruit Avatar

    I used to be a skeptic too, but cooked right I love those little sprouts! And this looks very, very right?

    1. Sarah Avatar

      Aww thanks Natalie!! :D

  6. Kai Avatar

    I’m completely addicted to Brussel Sprouts! this looks so delicious! I’ll have to try this!

    1. Sarah Avatar

      I hope you like it, Kai!! :D

  7. Kristina @ Vibrant Plate Avatar

    5 stars
    Great recipe! I was just wondering what to do with the brussel sprouts in my fridge ;) thanks for sharing!

    1. Sarah Avatar

      Thanks Kristina!! :D

  8. Ashley Avatar

    Brussels are one of my favs. Add them to pasta and there is really no going wrong. What a simple delicious dinner =)

    1. Sarah Avatar

      Brussels sprouts are such an underrated veggie… they’re so delicious with pasta though!!

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