Creamy, bacon and broccoli pasta – can be made gluten and dairy free, and is always yummy

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When Grant and I first got married, I could only cook a few things – my signature dish was a creamy tuna and pea mornay-type thing on rice.  Grant HATES tuna.  So when I got given a Women’s Weekly cookbook in the first year or so of our marriage, I scoured it for some easy recipes and came across this one.  Every time I’ve made this pasta, it has tasted really good (except when in Chile, where we found it difficult to get a similar taste from the different ingredients – UHT cream, ham rather than bacon, etc).  But this has now become my signature dish – when we have visitors, it is usually a choice between this or whatever else is the recipe of the month for us.  Most of the time, this one wins hands down!

To make this gluten-free, just use gluten-free pasta.

To make this dairy-free, use coconut cream (stick a tin of coconut milk in the fridge overnight and scrape off the cream that forms), and nutritional yeast (approx 2 tbsp) instead of parmesan cheese.

Creamy bacon and broccoli fettucine
Serves 5
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
471 calories
45 g
92 g
27 g
13 g
16 g
217 g
351 g
3 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
217g
Servings
5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 471
Calories from Fat 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g
41%
Saturated Fat 16g
78%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 92mg
31%
Sodium 351mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates 45g
15%
Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
Sugars 3g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A
26%
Vitamin C
78%
Calcium
13%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 onion (finely chopped)
  2. 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  3. 4 rashers short-cut bacon (chopped)
  4. 250g broccoli (chopped)
  5. 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  6. 300mL thickened cream (or coconut cream)
  7. 2 tbs parmesan cheese (or nutritional yeast)
  8. 250g fettucine pasta (gluten-free if needed)
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the packet.
  2. Saute the onions, garlic and bacon in a little olive oil until onion is tender and translucent.
  3. Add the broccoli and stock, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add cream/coconut cream and parmesan cheese/nutritional yeast and heat until sauce is thickened.
  5. Mix into pasta prior to serving.
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calories
471
fat
27g
protein
13g
carbs
45g
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