Fettuccine Alfredo with Bacon

Amount per serving Calories: 339 Serves 4: 1 cup servings

Fettuccine Alfredo with Bacon
Fettuccine Alfredo with Bacon

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    (9-ounce) package refrigerated fresh fettuccine

  • 2

    slices applewood-smoked bacon, chopped $

  • 1

    teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1

    tablespoon all-purpose flour $

  • 1

    cup 1% low-fat milk $

  • 2/3

    cup (about 2 1/2 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt $

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1/2

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper $

Directions

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. 2. While pasta cooks, cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 4 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings. Add garlic to drippings in pan; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Sprinkle flour over garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly; cook 2 minutes or until bubbly and slightly thick, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low. Gradually add cheese, stirring until cheese melts. Stir in salt and reserved 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Add hot pasta to pan; toss well to combine. Sprinkle with bacon, parsley, and pepper. Note: When you're short on time and the ingredient list is short, make every ingredient the freshest and best you can find. A real wood-smoked bacon imparts lots of flavor: Applewood is mild and slightly sweet, while hardwood, such as hickory, is more assertive.

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