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Creamy Parmesan Pasta

Creamy Parmesan Pasta

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

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30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time


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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

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

Nutrition (1 serving)

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