Creamy Parmesan Pasta

Creamy Parmesan Pasta
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21 Reviews
This family pleasing pasta dish is quick and easy enough to make any night of the week.
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups
uncooked dried gemelli pasta
6 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter
3 cups
broccoli florets
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
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

Directions

  1. Cook pasta in 4-quart saucepan according to package directions. Drain; return to saucepan. Keep warm.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Pour Parmesan sauce over pasta; add broccoli, chicken, bacon and garlic salt. Gently stir until well mixed.
  5. Spoon into serving dish. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
490
Cholesterol
105mg
Carbohydrates
28g
Protein
22g
Fat
32g
Sodium
810mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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I made this recipe and my husband and I really like it. I made it for company and our guest loved the bacon in the sauce. Then the big test. I made it for my children and grandchildren and THEY ALL LOVED it! A winner all the way around. I cook the chicken ahead of time and freeze it then just heat it in the bacon drippings. It is so yummy!

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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 :)

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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!

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I made this recipe and everyone raved about it. They said it was one of the best recipes that I ever made.

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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.

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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!

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Wonderfu l recipe. Great flaver. Will make again.

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Great dish, will make again

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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.

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Love this dish! Really delicious and economical too! A Big hit with all my friends.

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This recipe is definitely a keeper. I will make this one again and again. It was a huge hit with the entire family.

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Everyone in the family loved it and it was great leftover as well!

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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.

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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.

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I made this tonite, relish! My husband said it should be in the menu cycle, he loved it. Yummy.

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This is a great dish. I made it once and I am making it again. My family loves it.

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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!!

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My husband and I loved this! It was so easy and tasty too! Next time I will double the sauce.

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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

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Correction, I substituted the bacon for turkey bacon*

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