How to Make Penne Alfredo With Bacon and Broccoli

Instead of using bottled Alfredo sauce, this recipe uses a cheesy and creamy mixture that matches perfectly with penne pasta. This multitask recipe may seem challenging, but it's really fast and simple. Here is how to make penne Alfredo with bacon and broccoli.

  • Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (454g) penne pasta
  • 5 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 cups (182g) chopped broccoli
  • 1/2 cup (115g) butter
  • 1 cup (120g) heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups (120g) Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Steps

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    Cook the pasta to al dente and drain completely.
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    Heat the butter and heavy cream together in a small saucepan. Stir until the butter is completely melted. Add the cheese and spices and continue stirring until the mixture is creamy and the cheese is melted.
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    Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook until crisp. Add the broccoli and continue cooking for about 5 minutes.
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    Add the pasta and bacon/broccoli mixture in a large serving bowl.
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    Pour the sauce into the bowl and thoroughly combine.
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    Serve warm or chilled. You can also add sliced grilled chicken as a meat addition.

Things You'll Need

  • Large pot
  • Large skillet
  • Small saucepan
  • Large serving bowl

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