Brussels sprouts are misunderstood – probably because most people don’t know how to cook them properly.

Todd English, American celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, television personality (1960-present)

In part 2 of the pasta series, I made another pasta dish.  It’s like my other pasta dish, though with the introduction of Brussels sprouts, one of my many vegetable addictions.  I feel like Brussel sprouts get a bad rep, but they’re quite delicious and anyone who doesn’t love them is missing out on life.



  • 1~2 servings of farfalle pasta
  • 1 whole sweet basil Italian sausage
  • ¼ cup of diced onions, white or red
  • 2 diced tomatoes, with seeds and skin
  • 6 quartered Brussels sprouts (cut into four equal parts longitudinally, from the top)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • cooking oil (e.g. vegetable, sunflower, etc. but not olive)
  • Italian seasoning
  • Dried basil leaves
  • Garlic powder
  • Garlic & parsley salt
  • Parmesan cheese, or 3 Italian cheese blend, depending on your preference
  • RECOMMENDED: extra virgin olive oil



  1. Cook the farfalle in a pot according to the instructions on the back of the box. This should take about 11 minutes, though it can be cooked for a little longer if you like soft pasta.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, in another pot, fill with water halfway and bring to a boil. Once it’s boiling, cook the Brussels sprouts for about 3 minutes.
  3. Heat a pan and cook the sausage, with the pan covered, until it is fully cooked. Once cooked, remove the sausage into plate and add the garlic, tomatoes, onions, and Brussels sprouts to the pan, lowering the temperature to medium heat.  Add cooking oil as needed.
  4. Cut the sausage into smaller pieces and add it, along with the pasta into the pan, adding the various seasonings (i.e. Italian, basil leaves, garlic powder), as you see fit. If it’s lacking, throw in a little garlic & parsley salt, though this isn’t necessary.
  5. Fold in the cheese, lowering the temperature to low heat, for 2 minutes.
  6. RECOMMENDED: Plate it and drizzle a little extra olive virgin on the top. Enjoy!


The Final Product



the girl who is addicted to the taste of vegetables


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