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Bacon & Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. fettuccine pasta
  • 1/4 cup pasta water from cooking process
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 2 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1-2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions, draining and reserving 1/4 cup pasta water.
  • While pasta is cooking, bring a medium pot of water to a boil and add the broccoli to it and boil for 4 to 5 minutes, drain.
  • Meanwhile, add bacon to a large saucepan and cook over medium heat until bacon is crisp. Use a slotted spoon to transfer bacon pieces to a small plate covered in a paper towel.
  • Add minced garlic to the bacon drippings and stir constantly for 1 minute, sprinkle in the flour and stir constantly for 1 more minute.
  • Gradually add the half and half and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until bubbly and thick while stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat to low and add the cheese, stirring until it melts, then add the reserved pasta water and salt.
  • Add pasta and broccoli to the sauce, tossing to coat.
  • Plate and sprinkle with bacon, parsley, and black pepper.