Pasta and Vegetable Carbonara

Enjoy Italian-style dinner tonight that's ready in just 30 minutes with this this easy bacon and pasta recipe.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

6
oz. (2 2/3 cups) uncooked bow tie pasta (farfalle)
8
slices bacon
1
cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
1
(9-oz.) pkg. frozen cut broccoli in a pouch, thawed (do not drain)*
2
teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
3/4
cup half-and-half
1/4
cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese

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  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels. Drain drippings, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon; set aside.
  • 3 Add bell pepper and thawed broccoli with liquid to drippings in skillet; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently.
  • 4 Stir in bacon and cooked pasta. Cook 3 to 5 minutes over medium heat or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently.
  • 5 In small bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper and half-and-half; stir until smooth with wire whisk. Add to mixture in skillet; cook until mixture is thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in Parmesan cheese.
  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels. Drain drippings, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon; set aside.
  • 3 Add bell pepper and thawed broccoli with liquid to drippings in skillet; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently.
  • 4 Stir in bacon and cooked pasta. Cook 3 to 5 minutes over medium heat or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently.
  • 5 In small bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper and half-and-half; stir until smooth with wire whisk. Add to mixture in skillet; cook until mixture is thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in Parmesan cheese.

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* To quickly thaw broccoli, cut small slit in center of pouch; microwave on HIGH for 2 to 3 minutes or until thawed. Do not drain.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
650mg
650%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%;
Vitamin C
90%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.