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Barilla Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Penne



1. Cook pasta according to the package instructions.
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a pot of boiling water, blanch Brussels sprouts for 5 minutes 2. Place drained Brussels sprouts on baking pan in fridge to cool.
Once cooled, cut sprouts in half.
In an oven-safe skillet, cook bacon until crisp, remove and crumble 3. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat.
Add garlic and shallots to skillet and saute until soft.
To same skillet add olive oil and Brussels sprouts 5. Bake in a 350F oven for 10 minutes until caramelized.
Remove from oven and add chicken stock; over medium heat, stir well and heat through.
Add pasta, bacon and pecans, mixing well.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.