Creamy Broccoli, Chicken, and Bacon Pasta
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  • 12 oz dry fettuccine
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup (4 oz) 2% shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 oz broccoli florets
  • 12 oz uncured bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 lb rotisserie chicken (skin removed), shredded
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil and cook pasta until al dente, about 8-9 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add minced garlic to the skillet and cook 30-60 seconds, or until fragrant, stirring constantly. Add half and half and milk; bring to soft boil. Add cheese and stir till it completely melts.
  3. In a microwave-safe dish, microwave broccoli for 4-6 minutes or until al dente.
  4. To the milk-cheese mixture, add cooked pasta and cook 1-2 minutes. Mix in the broccoli, bacon, and chicken and serve hot.
Recipe slightly adapted from Julia's Album
Nutrition Information
Serving size: scant 2 cups Calories: 599 Fat: 23.0 Carbohydrates: 47.2 Sugar: 6.7 Sodium: 699 Fiber: 2.5 Protein: 44.2 Cholesterol: 131
Recipe by Prevention RD at