Brussels Sprouts Linguine – What’s On Your Plate?

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Welcome to another fun week of What’s On Your Plate?!

What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters.

Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the groceries at great prices?

Share what’s on your plate!

Each week a featured foodie* will share his or her plate and then the rest of us will get a chance to link up our own posts or share in the comments what good cheap eats we’ve been enjoying.

What’s on Katie’s Plate?

Katie and I met on twitter somehow last year and what an encouragement she has been to me over the last year. She designed my original GCE site and is the creator of the LifeasMOM logo. But, not only that, she is a foodie with whom I’d love to dine. We’ve never been able to share a meal in real life, but man, I love to see what she cooks up!

She can even make brussels sprouts look good!

We recently enjoyed this dish of pasta, brussel sprouts, and bacon for dinner after spending the day at the botanic gardens. I needed something quick to make, but didn’t want to sacrifice good taste. No take out on this night!

This recipe for Linguine with Brussel Sprouts, Bacon, and Caramelized Shallots was inspired by a side dish for Sauteed Brussel Sprouts with Bacon in Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything. Don’t turn your nose up at brussel sprouts before you’ve tried this! These definitely aren’t your mom’s or grandma’s boiled brussel sprouts. They’re full of flavor in this simple, yet pleasing to the palate meal.

I like to use center cut bacon to cut some of the fat and calories, but you still get the full bacon flavor. To make it a touch healthier, we’ve used whole wheat linguine too.

— Katie Goodman believes that part of the goodness in life is sharing good food with friends and family. She’s a SAHM determined to make family meal time a priority while providing a variety of healthy and delicious food choices. Katie blogs at goodLife {eats}, where she shares what she finds good in the kitchen and in life. Katie also contributes to Craftzine, Tablespoon, and Paula Deen Online.

What’s on YOUR Plate?

Share with us a recent meal you prepared. Either link it up below or tell us about it in the comments. Please make sure that you link to in your post so others know where the dinner party is.

And don’t forget to pop around and visit the other good eaters participating today. I’m sure you will be inspired to make all sorts of Good Cheap Eats at your house.

* If you’d like to be a featured foodie, just email me: jessica AT lifeasmom DOT com. Include a photo, a brief description of your plate, and a short bio.

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  1. Last night we had an easy, frugal meal. I made tasty lentil tacos from The only change I made was to add green peppers from our garden and sub cayenne pepper for oregano (oregano didn’t make sense to me). It took longer for the lentils to soften than the recipe said but once it was done and on the tortillas-yummy! I served with spanish rice, lettuce, our homegrown tomatoes, sour cream, and cheese. It was a hit with my little ones and my hubby!

  2. I actually never made brussel sprouts, but I think I would be swayed to try them in this dish. It looks awesome!
    Thanks for hosting Jess!

  3. I’ve never tried brussel sprouts either. This recipe makes them look good!

  4. I so badly want to like brussel sprouts but have yet to figure out how to get the perfect texture. I do love shallots and who doesn’t like bacon, so I might need to give this one a try. I am not afraid to try.
    Thanks for hosting!

  5. This looks delicious! I just posted a brussel sprouts recipe today too!

  6. For lunch today, I made a plate of Romaine, cut up a tomato into wedges onto it, then mixed albacore tuna and a dab of mayo and put it in the center. A few croutons, and I had a yummy lunch, no dressing needed!

  7. Our family (including kids ages 4 and 2) loves sauteed brussel sprouts and bacon and we have them as a side dish regularly. I love the idea of making them into a pasta dish–just love it!

  8. Love brussel sprouts! And what a difference fresh ones vs. frozen ones, too. Can’t wait to try the linguine recipe!

  9. A new favorite at our house is baked sweet potato fries. Its not fancy, but its a fairly nutritious side dish that the kids (and mom) all love. We will definitely try the brussel sprouts pasta. We’ve just recently rediscovered brussel sprouts again. Cooks Country Magazine had a recipe for sauteed brussels with just a touch of vinegar and maple syrup. Delicious!

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