Fettuccine with Pancetta and Brussels Sprouts

35 minutesServes 4-6
Fettuccine with Pancetta and Brussels Sprouts


  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 oz. pancetta or bacon, cut into ¼” dice
  • 20 oz. Brussels sprouts, very thinly sliced (easy to do in a food processor with a slicing blade)
  • ⅓ c. minced shallots
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 c. reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lb. fettuccine
  • ½ c. (2 oz.) freshly grated
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for serving
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground
  • black pepper


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.

Heat 1 tbsp. of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pancetta and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pancetta to a plate.

Add Brussels sprouts to fat in skillet and cook, stirring often, until wilted, about 5 minutes. Stir in shallots and garlic and cook, stirring often, until sprouts are just tender, about 2 minutes more. Add broth and lemon zest and juice and bring to a boil. Cook until broth is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

Meanwhile, add fettuccine to boiling lightly salted water and cook according to package directions until al dente. Drain and return to cooking pot.

Add sprouts mixture, cooked pancetta, and ½ c. Parmigiano-Reggiano and drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Toss well and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot, with extra cheese passed on side.

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