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Pasta with Broccoli and Bacon

Prep Time:10 min
Cook Time:30 min
Yield:6 servings


  • 1 pound fettuccine, freshly cooked according to package directions
  • 1 tablespoon Crisco® 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/3 cup Crisco® 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 strips bacon, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese


  1. 1.
    Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving 1 cup cooking water. Toss drained pasta with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Transfer to a large bowl; set aside.

  2. 2.
    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add broccoli flowerets. Cook just until crisp tender, about 4 minutes; drain.

  3. 3.
    Heat 1/3 cup olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon, red pepper flakes, onion and garlic. Cook and stir until fragrant, about 3 minutes.

  4. 4.
    Add broccoli, reserved pasta cooking water and half and half; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add broccoli mixture to pasta; toss to mix. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with Parmesan; serve.


Serving Size (1/6 of recipe), Calories 530 (Calories from Fat 210), Total Fat 23g (Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 290mg, Total Carbohydrate 62g (Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 4g), Protein 19g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 35%, Vitamin C 80%, Calcium 20%, Iron 15%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Pasta with Broccoli and Bacon 4.3 5 26 26
Easy to prepare Like that I had all ingredients on hand and it was easy to prepare, especially with young son with no patience. Would def recommend for busy parents. April 8, 2013
Just enough spice! Ths meal is quick and easy, especially good on a busy day. It has just enough spice for us, Recommend highly! April 7, 2013
Yum This recipe has a great taste and was easy to make! April 5, 2013
Yummy This recipe is easy and very tasty! You will have no problem making it. March 31, 2013
This recipe is a variation of an Italian recipe. I thought that adding the bacon gave this old Italian recipe an added twist and I don't know anybody that doesn't like bacon. March 29, 2013
Very Good. Very easy to make make. And it was very good. I didn't think it would be. But it was. March 27, 2013
YUMMY I really enjoyed this recipe, I love pasta and my husband loves bacon and with the little kick of the red pepper..yummy. It was easy and with only 1/2 cup of cream still in my eyes, considered acceptable for a creamy pasta dish. Lots of broccoli (I even added a bit more). This is a keeper. March 27, 2013
Easy and delicious This recipe is easy to make and is very good. You can sub other meats like sausage or grilled chicken. March 25, 2013
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