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Awesome  Easy Pasta Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Awesome Easy Pasta

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"This is such an easy but fabulous recipe. My husband thinks it's better than most pasta dishes he has eaten in restaurants. Substitute shrimp for chicken, if you prefer. It's great either way."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    45 mins


  1. Bring chicken broth and cream to a boil in a heavy saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until reduced by half, about 30 minutes.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguine and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and set aside in a large serving bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  4. Once the cream has reduced, stir in crumbled bacon, chicken, peas, and Parmesan cheese; cook for a few minutes until hot. Pour sauce over pasta to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 19, 2008

My family loved it! I modified it somewhat, though. I used half and half, but only 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, which kept it from getting so runny. Also, I cooked the sauce with some of the bacon grease and added 2 tbsp minced garlic and 1/4 tsp ground onion; it gave the sauce a great flavor! Will definitely make it again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 08, 2011

Ok in my opinion. But daughter and husband really liked it.

Jun 10, 2009

After reading the reviewers that had problems with thickening the sauce, I used the tip of creating a roux with 2 tbs each of butter and flour before adding the chicken broth and cream. I also used 1.5 cups of broth and 2 cups of half and half. I let it reduce for a good while - at least the 30 minutes that the recipe called for. It worked! The sauce was plenty thick. Next time, I would use more linguine or cut the sauce ingredients. It was a bit too saucy. I would also add more green vegetables like fresh green beans and broccoli.

May 18, 2007

I agree with the previous reviewer - the sauce won't thicken the way it should. The flavor is really good, though, so I will make it again, with some changes. Before combining the cream and broth, I'm going to make a roux of butter and flour (2 tablespoons of each) by melting the butter, then adding the flour and stirring. Then I will add the broth and cream and proceed as directed. I will probably also add a couple more pieces of bacon. Other than that, this recipe is YUMMY.

Apr 20, 2009

We tried this recipe and were very impressed! I did make a couple changes....I added the cheese to the broth and cream when it reduced and it really helped thicken it. Also, I added a few cloves of minced garlic, didn't use bacon and substituted broccoli for the peas!! Yummo!!! Love it!!

Jul 22, 2010

Really good but due to the previous reviews of thin sauce I made adjustments but kept the ingredients the same. I rendered the bacon in a pan and set aside on towel, reserving a few (4-5) tablespoons of bacon grease whisked in 2 tablespoons flour and whisked for 30 seconds. Added 1 1/2 cup chicken broth and simmered for 2-3 minutes until thick, added 2 cups half and half and the chicken and simmered for 10 minutes and added the peas and the cheese, crumbled bacon, and salt, pepper and garlic powder. Very good, thick sauce.

Nov 11, 2010

good and easy meal. i, too, used half and half instead of heavy cream, and did a roux to start, even so the sauce was a little runny, but really it was fine once it's all together with the chicken, peas, and noodles. it makes a whole lot of sauce so i served the sauce and noodles separately, and have lots of sauce for another meal. will be great with shrimp too! much better than jarred alfredo sauce.

Jun 14, 2010

I skipped the bacon and added garlic powder to my sauce, a dash of paprika, salt, pepper. I knew it wouldn't be as thick since I used half & half so I mixed some cornstarch with broth to thicken... Pretty easy and I only simmered my sauce about 30 min. :)


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  • Calories
  • 1054 kcal
  • 53%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.2 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 262 mg
  • 87%
  • Fat
  • 75.2 g
  • 116%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 44.1 g
  • 88%
  • Sodium
  • 747 mg
  • 30%

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

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