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Pasta with Broccoli and Bacon

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

INGREDIENTS:

  • 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

PREPARATION DIRECTIONS:

  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.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:

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.

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