Creamy Parmesan Pasta

Creamy Parmesan Pasta

This family pleasing pasta dish is quick and easy enough to make any night of the week.

30 min. prep time
8 servings
20520 Ratings


2 1/2 cups uncooked dried gemelli pasta
6 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
3 cups broccoli florets
1 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
6 ounces cooked chicken strips
1/2 cup chopped cooked bacon
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired


Cook pasta in 4-quart saucepan according to package directions. Drain; return to saucepan. Keep warm.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat until sizzling; add broccoli. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes or until crisply tender.

Place whipping cream and remaining butter in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted. Stir in Parmesan cheese 5-6 minutes or until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.

Pour Parmesan sauce over pasta; add broccoli, chicken, bacon and garlic salt. Gently stir until well mixed.

Spoon into serving dish. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 490

Fat: 32g

Cholesterol: 105mg

Sodium: 810mg

Carbohydrates: 28g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 22g

Recipe #15270©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

THE BEST I PUT MUSHROOM AND 1/2 cup of sour cream. and easy to make. The bacon make in salty so watch the salt you add. Frankie :)
I make this a while back and it has become a family favorite! I have made it numerous times and it is always a popular request for dinner! Everyone loves it!
I made this recipe and everyone raved about it. They said it was one of the best recipes that I ever made.
This dish is totally awesome! I can't wait to eat the leftovers the next day. It is so quick and easy to make it's almost sinful. I tried it with shrimp cooked in the bacon drippings, and it turned out great also. Next time I am going to try cooking the shrimp in a couple tablespoons of Land O'Lakes butter. Hope you try and enjoy this recipe as much as I did/do.
Oh My! This is a keeper! My husband (who's basically "meh" on pasta dishes) LOVED this!
Now every time I make bacon, he asks if I'm going to make that "pasta thing with the bacon"
So easy ! Win for me!
Wonderfu l recipe. Great flaver. Will make again.
Great dish, will make again
This was such a hit with the family. I am going to make it again and use the leftover Easter ham. Thank you so much.
Love this dish! Really delicious and economical too!
A Big hit with all my friends.
This recipe is definitely a keeper. I will make this one again and again. It was a huge hit with the entire family.
Everyone in the family loved it and it was great leftover as well!
There are only two of us so I halved the recipe. We liked it very much, but we both like it saucier, so when I make it again, I will half the main ingredients, but I'll keep the sauce as is.
I made this recipe without the chicken and added a little more bacon since my husband won't eat chicken and we both loved it. When I make it for others I will use chicken and just scoop some out for my husband before I add the chicken. Will definitely add to our favorites.
I made this tonite, relish! My husband said it should be in the menu cycle, he loved it. Yummy.
This is a great dish. I made it once and I am making it again. My family loves it.
I made this recipe after the recommendation of my mom and WOW..... it is wonderful!!! I made a double batch and all it needed was salt!!! Loved it, new regular dinner at my house for sute!!
My husband and I loved this! It was so easy and tasty too! Next time I will double the sauce.
This was a very satisfying and tastey meal. I didn't have gemelli pasta so I used rotinni and I didn't have regular Parmesan cheese so I used the
Correction, I substituted the bacon for turkey bacon*
I this today to the T (except(substituted turkey bacon for regular bacon)) and had a few extras of the ingredients called for but the sauce. I like the sauce a lot. But it needs some salt I think(just a little-Im not some salt freak lol) But when I reheat this yummy dish for leftovers I will add some more of the bacon and some more sauce yes. I have to note that by not adding the real bacon, i may have compromised some of the flavor that turkey bacon does not offer but that was OK with me as I try to stay away from as much pork as I can!...Beautiful dish and had a great time making it as I didn't find myself lost in the process hehe...hope everyone enjoys as my husband and I did:)thank you again!
This recipe was very good- I didn't have any cream so I just made a roux and used milk instead. You could definitely play with the flavors and add some herbs to make this more exciting; it's a pretty basic recipe that allows for flexibility. Will keep this in my recipe book.

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