Creamy Parmesan Pasta


  • 12 oz. (2 1/2 cups) uncooked, dried pasta of your choice
  • 2 Tbl salted butter
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 6 oz. cooked chicken strips
  • 1/2 cup chopped bacon
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to saucepan. Keep warm
  • Melt 2 Tbl butter in 10-inch skillet over medium until sizzling, then add broccoli. Cook, stirring occasionally, until crispy/tender (about 4-5 minutes).
  • Meanwhile, place whipping cream and 1/4 cup butter in a 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until butter is melted. Stir in Parmesan cheese until melted and smooth (5-6 minutes). Remove from heat.
  • Pour Parmesan sauce over pasta and add broccoli, chicken, bacon, and garlic salt. Gently stir until well mixed.
  • Spoon into serving dish and sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.


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