The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Penne Alfredo with Bacon and Broccoli

5.00 Mitt(s) 4 Rating(s)4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

6
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

Pasta makes the perfect weeknight meal—so quick, but absolutely delish!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Penne Pasta
  • 5 slices Bacon, Diced
  • 2 cups Chopped Broccoli
  • ½ cups Butter
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1-½ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • ½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper

Preparation

Bring a large stock pot of water to a rolling boil. Boil pasta according to package directions.

While the pasta is boiling, fry the diced bacon until crisp. Add in the broccoli florets and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until they are tender-crisp.

Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, add the butter and heavy cream until heated through and butter is melted. Add in the Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir until the cheese is thoroughly melted and sauce is a smooth, creamy consistency.

Drain pasta when done and add to a large serving bowl. Pour in the bacon and broccoli and toss it in with the penne. Pour the Alfredo sauce over top of the penne and stir until well combined.

Serve topped with sliced grilled chicken, if desired.

No Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

4 Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Profile photo of bells777

bells777 on 4.14.2013

I was looking for a recipe to incorporate our fresh broccoli and this was perfect. I did not have bacon so I used soyrizo and added some onions…it tasted great. Thanks for sharing.

Profile photo of urszula

urszula on 1.14.2012

This is such a good dish:) I didn’t have real bacon so used vegetarian one and still came out so delicious. Everything despaired the same day I made it. Thanks for recipe

Profile photo of want2cook

want2cook on 10.17.2011

Yum! So easy, so delicious! I did use frozen green peas instead of broccoli, cuz that’s what I had. ;). Absolutely a hit with all 4 of us! Oh, I added onion powder too.

Profile photo of korilynne

korilynne on 5.16.2011

What an incredibly delicious and easy dinner! I needed a fast dinner and this hit the spot. I did not change a thing about the recipe, nor do I recommend doing so. My little guy ate his whole plate including the broccoli. Thanks for sharing this perfect recipe that is a definite keeper in my house!

Related Recipes

Braised Beef with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms
Profile Photo by Bita @ Honest & Tasty in Main Courses
This is comfort food at its finest. Tender, juicy and flavorful....
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Spaghetti al Pomodoro
Profile Photo by Eating with Alice in Main Courses
This pasta dish was Audrey Hepburn's favourite. It's super simple and...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 2 Level: Easy


Runza
Profile Photo by Kim @ Kim in the Kitchen in Main Courses
A Nebraskan favorite, Runza is a yeast dough filled with a...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 10 Level: Intermediate


Spicy Pasta with Broccoli and Turkey
Profile Photo by Justine Sulia (Cooking and Beer) in Main Courses
The perfect way to use up that leftover turkey: spicy pasta...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Cumin & Mustard Roasted Chicken with Fruit
Profile Photo by Mary Frances in Main Courses
We had some friends over for dinner on Tuesday night, and...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Intermediate