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Creamy Parmesan Pasta

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Add chicken, broccoli and bacon to this creamy pasta dish for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
30 min
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Recipe Ready Time
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30 min
Recipe Servings


2 1/2 cups uncooked dried gemelli pasta

6 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

3 cups broccoli florets

1 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

6 ounces cooked chicken strips

1/2 cup chopped cooked bacon

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired


Cook pasta in 4-quart saucepan 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, 4-5 minutes or until crisply tender. 

Place whipping cream and remaining butter in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted. Stir in Parmesan cheese 5-6 minutes or until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. 

Pour Parmesan sauce over pasta; add broccoli, chicken, bacon and garlic salt. Gently stir until well mixed. 

Spoon into serving dish. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.


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