One-Pan Creamy Bacon, Broccoli and Tomato Pasta

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PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

30 min

Makes

4 servings

One-Pan Creamy Bacon, Broccoli and Tomato Pasta

Photo: Roberto Caruso

This pasta dish is like the Italian flag come to life and it's got everything you want: green veggies, the sweet pop of cherry tomatoes and salty, crispy bacon to finish. Dare you not to slurp.


Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup 10% cream
  • 400 g spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Instructions

  • Heat a very large non-stick frying pan over medium. Add bacon. Cook until bacon is crisp, 3 to 4 min per side. Transfer bacon to paper towel–lined plate.
  • Drain fat from pan, reserving 1 tbsp. Add garlic. Cook for 1 min. Add water, cream, pasta, butter and salt. Boil over medium-high, stirring often, until pasta has absorbed most but not all of the liquid, 10 to 12 min.
  • Stir in broccoli, tomatoes and Parmesan. Cook until broccoli is tender, 2 to 3 min. Crumble bacon overtop.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 737,
  • Protein
  • 30 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 95 g,
  • Fat
  • 27 g,
  • Fibre
  • 6 g,
  • Sodium
  • 883 mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent May 2016 issue. Photo by Roberto Caruso.