Creamy Parmesan Pasta with broccoli florets and chicken
This family pleasing pasta dish is quick and easy enough to make any night of the week.
Prep time 30 minutes
12 ounces (2 1/2 cups) uncooked dried gemeli pasta
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes Salted Butter
3 cups broccoil florets
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup Land O Lakes Salted butter
1 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
6 ounces cooked shicken strips
1/2 cup chopped cooked bacon
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
shredded parmesane cheese, if desired
Note: you can add any desired veggies if you don't care for broccoil
Cook pasta in 4 quart sauce pan according to package directions. Drain; return to saucepan. Keep warm.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 10 inch skillet over medium heat until sizzling; add broccoli. Cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp tender (4 to 50 minutes)
Meanwhile, place whipping cream and 1/4 cup butter in 1 quart saucepan. Cook over medium low heat, stirring frequently, until butter is melted. Stir in Parmesan cheese until melted and smooth (5 to 6 minutes). Remove from heat.
Pour Parmesan sauce over pasta, add broccoli, cooked chicken and cooked bacon, garlic & salt. Gently stir until well mixed. Spoon into serving dish. Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese, if desired.