Pesto Pasta + Brussels Sprouts

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Perhaps the best part of getting married are all of the stellar kitchen appliances I added to our collection.

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The best one? This stunning food processor. I feel like Ina every time I pulse something.

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Before my precious, I was subjected to making pesto in a blender. What a tragedy.

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Now I get to process all of the things. I mean, it has 3 different blade options!!!

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I’m in a food processor induced euphoria & I never want to leave.

Time: 45 minutes (prep + cooking)

Serves: 2 with plenty for seconds or leftovers



  • 1/2 cup of walnuts
  • 2 cups of basil leaves
  • 3 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan

Pasta + Brussels Sprouts + Chicken Sausage

  • 1 lb. of pasta (orecchiette seen here)
  • 1 lb. of brussels sprouts
  • 4-5 links of chicken sausage (garlic + herb flavored here), cut in chunks
  • 1 tbsp. of garlic
  • Sriracha, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. of honey
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • S+P, to taste
  • Parmesan for serving

How to:

  • For the pesto, combine walnuts + 3 tbsp. of garlic in a food processor. Pulse for about 20 seconds.
  • Add basil + some S+P, process on low
  • While processing, slowly add in the olive oil through that neat tube in the processor until the pesto is pureed
  • Add cheese and puree some more! About a minute.
  • For the brussels sprouts, roast them like I did here (maybe a few minutes less)
  • Cook pasta according to package directions
  • While cooking, heat 1 tbsp. of of olive oil + 1 tbsp. of garlic over medium heat
  • Add sausage and let brown
  • Add roasted brussels sprouts to the sausage pan and let cook for another 2-3 minutes
  • Once drained, put pasta back into the pot and add the pesto
  • Add sausage + brussels sprouts + S+P to the pasta pot and combine
  • Serve hot & with a sprinkle of more cheese – you will not be sorry

Adapted from this place:


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