Pasta and Vegetable Carbonara

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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