Creamy Parmesan Pasta
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Creamy Parmesan Pasta

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

30 min
30 min


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.


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


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  June 03, 2017

What is a "serving" equal to for the creamy parmesan pasta? Per the recipe looks like 1/2 cup loosely packed.

— says Nick
Test Kitchen Comment June 08, 2017

Hi Nick, the serving size is just over 1 cup. Enjoy!

— says Mallory
  December 15, 2016

i agree with all the above raters, this was easy and tasty. this is my first time visiting the land o lakes website and i see i have a lot to try!

— says jennifer
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