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Sweet and Spicy Fettuccine

This sweet and spicy fettuccine is an easy pasta recipe that's loaded with vegetables. The best part about this vegetarian pasta recipe is just how versatile it is!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 461kcal

Equipment

  • Wide pot
  • Large pot

Ingredients

  • 8.8 ounces Peperoncino Fettuccine or your favorite brand of fettuccine
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil
  • 2 shallots peeled and thinly sliced
  • 12 ounces cremini mushrooms trimmed and sliced
  • 10 ounces Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons Calabrian hot honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Cook the pasta:

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water before draining the pasta. Set it aside.

Cook the vegetables:

  • Heat the oil in a wide pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the shallot and mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms release their liquid and the liquid evaporates, about 8–10 minutes. Once the mushrooms are golden brown, season with salt and pepper.

Cook the Brussels sprouts:

  • Add the Brussels sprouts to the pot of mushrooms and turn the heat to high. Cook, tossing them occasionally until they char around the edges, about 5–7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Prepare the hot honey butter:

  • Place the butter in a bowl and transfer to the microwave. Microwave in 20-second increments until melted.
  • Add the hot honey to the butter and whisk until combined.

Finish the sauce:

  • Pour the hot honey butter over the vegetables and bring to a boil. Toss to combine and reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the sprouts! Taste and season to your preferences.

Finish the pasta:

  • Pour in the pasta cooking water along with the cooked pasta and toss until well-coated. Turn the heat off.

To serve:

  • Divide the pasta between plates and garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or basil, if you like. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Sodium: 138mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin C: 61mg
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