Creamy Linguini for Two Recipe -
Creamy Linguini for Two Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Creamy Linguini for Two

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"A very quick and delicious pasta dish with a light, creamy blend of Parmesan cheese and ground nutmeg. Serve with a tossed green salad and some garlic bread."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for about 7 to 8 minutes or until al dente; drain. Remove from pot, cover and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crispy. Break up into small pieces and set aside.
  3. In the pasta pot, melt butter over medium-low heat and add cream; heat thoroughly, but do not allow to boil. Combine cooked pasta with butter/cream mixture. Add Parmesan cheese and bacon; toss well. Allow sauce to thicken for a few minutes; add ground white pepper and nutmeg. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 08, 2008

I increased this to feed our family and it was great. A few changes to accomodate what I had on hand: I had no cream so instead I used 2% milk, so after melting the butter, I added a few pinches of flour to ensure I'd have a thicker sauce. I used regular black pepper and threw in some crushed red pepper for kick and left out the nutmeg. Whole family enjoyed this and I love how easy and quick it was to throw together. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 22, 2011

Just okay. Not sure where this recipe went wrong ,but it was bland and just didn't do it for our family. I had to ehance the flavor with roasted garlic, romano cheese, and a bit of salt. I served it with parmesan chicken breast. Not sure I would make again.

Sep 10, 2004

Yum! This is so rich and delicious. I added asparagus bites to it so I felt a little bit healthier while eating it!

Dec 02, 2007

This recipe was delicious!! My boyfriend really liked it!! I added some chicken though!!

Jun 13, 2007

I really liked the flavor, but it could have had some chicken or shrimp to give it some umf! My husband didn't like it well as I did, but I will be making it again! I will just be sure to add some chicken. I've decided that I think alfredo as a whole needs chicken b/c it's just too blah by itself.

Jan 10, 2011

Firstly, half a pound of pasta is more than two servings (thank goodness, since, as listed each serving is over a thousand calories). We got about 4 and a half servings out of it. Also, it made more sense to me to just cook the bacon in the same pasta pot right before making the sauce, worked well and added some flavor. As another reviewer said, used 2% milk and added a little flour, but I don't think the flour was really necessary as it would have been plenty thick. Also put in some sauteed mushroom and onion. Tasted great. Good versatile recipe, will certainly use again.

Sep 27, 2010

Very good and easy! I 'spiced' it up a bit though and it was outstanding. I chopped up some leaf spinach and sprinkled in some crushed red pepper. This not only made it very tasty and a little healthier, but the added colors made it LOOK as good as it tasted.

Sep 30, 2008

Very quick and easy, very tasty! Sounded good as-written but I added some mushrooms, broccoli, Roma tomatoes, and garlic that I sauteed with the grease from the bacon. I used fat free half-&-half, black pepper (didn't have white), and used a little bit of pumpkin pie spice because I didn't have straight nutmeg.


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  • Calories
  • 992 kcal
  • 50%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 85.8 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 62.1 g
  • 95%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 26.5 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 656 mg
  • 26%

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

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