You guys – this creamy lemon pasta with roasted Brussels sprouts is 😍. This is a recipe I could not get out fast enough to all of you because it simply is so, so good.
I was craving a pasta dish the other day. I wanted something super comforting but also nutritious at the same time. The one thing does not necessarily have to exclude the other – am I right 😉?! We still had lemons and Brussels sprouts in the fridge. I had seen quite a few people posting on Instagram that the combo was delicious so I thought, why not try it? I googled a recipe as a general guideline but changed most things (🤪). It was so delicious that I knew I had to get this out to you asap.
Now – if you are still in the camp “Brussels sprouts” suck – I will ask you a question: Have you ever tried roasting them? Listen – I hated Brussel sprouts as a kid. Absolutely with a passion. That is mainly because my parents always threw them in a pot with boiling water and cooked them to oblivion and to a point of bitterness that was simply beyond. It took me years to try roasting them. Let me tell you IT CHANGES EVERYTHING. I just served my dear friend who was equally traumatized by Brussel sprouts in her childhood my Best Roasted Brussels Sprouts and she loved them. To the point where she had three more servings and told me that she could not think about anything else the next day. Roasting is a game-changer. Give it a go 🥰️.
Why is this Creamy Lemon Pasta with Roasted Brussels Sprouts good for you?
Whether you love or hate them – there is no denying that Brussels sprouts are super good for you. They are cruciferous vegetable, which also includes kale, cauliflower, and other mustard greens. Brussels sprouts are super high in vitamin K1 (most green vegetables are), vitamin C, A, as well as manganese, and folate. Vitamin K1 plays an important role in forming blood clots and for bleeding to stop. Brussels sprouts are also high in fiber. As we cover often on the blog, dietary fiber is so important for our gut health and our overall immunity. It also supports stable blood sugar levels and can support the binding and elimination of “bad” cholesterol.
In addition to this already amazing array of benefits is Brussels sprout’s absolutely impressive antioxidant profile. Antioxidants help to fight free radicals in our bodies and thereby lower our oxidative stress. One study found that eating ca. 2 cups of Brussels sprouts daily increased the participant’s oxidative stress levels by ca. 28% (!!). A special antioxidant that deserves mentioning is kaempferol, which in test-tube studies has been found to fight inflammation, improve heart health, and may even protect against certain cancers. Remember that vitamin C also acts as a double-whammy by being a vitamin but at the same time an antioxidant 🥳️.
How can I adjust this Creamy Lemon Pasta with Roasted Brussel Sprouts to my Dietary Requirements?
This recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. If you would like to make this recipe paleo, simply use paleo-friendly pasta. Unfortunately, due to the cashews used, this recipe is not nut-free.
Other Pasta Recipes on the Blog
I love all things delicious, creamy, and comforting. Especially during the winter months. There is plenty of great pasta dishes to choose from for those occasions:
- Creamy Mushroom and Leek Pasta (comes together in under 30 minutes)
- Vegeterian Spaghetti Carbonara – seriously so, so good and a staple in our household
- Creamy Beetroot Pasta – so simple but delicious!
- Technically not with pasta but you could add it – Eggplant Meat Balls
And there you have it for this week 🤩. I hope you will enjoy this dish as much as we do here, OR finally have a positive experience with Brussels sprouts 😉. This recipe was inspired by the Last Ingredient’s Roasted Brussels Sprout Pasta. As always, please let me know how you are liking the recipe, by either leaving a comment below and/or rating the recipe directly on the recipe card. Enjoy!!