BACON CHICKEN ALFREDO PASTA

If I only had one day left on earth . . . I’d want this Bacon Chicken Alfredo Pasta.

I’m serious now!

Right now at the fabulous Denny’s, it’s BACONALIA! What’s that you ask? It’s a celebration of all things bacon with brand spankin’ new delicious bacon items like the new Bacon Maple Sundae, BBBLT Sandwich, Bacon Flapjacks and more. Foodbuzz is asking their publishers to submit our best recipes using BACON.  This delicious dish is my pick.  It would be my pick for my last meal on earth!

So . . . this is my entry.

It doesn’t matter what plate I serve it on, it still tastes Delicious.

Sometimes I add other veggies as well:  Broccoli or Asparagus.

Brown Sugared Ham & lots of Crispy bacon . . . what could be better!

For Dessert, I made Homemade Marshmallows and turned them into a scrumptious candy treat.

That’s coming soon, after I wash all the sticky, gooey, Marshmallow off my camera!

I hope that your “Fat Tuesday” has been a delicious one.

For the Tutorial and more pictures, you must go here:

MY FAVORITE PASTA

 

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MY FAVORITE PASTA DISH

You will need:

1 1/2 cups of Cooked diced or shredded Chicken breast

*I like to use Rotisserie

1 cup of diced fried ham

1 cup crisp bacon for the sauce

1 cup of crumbled cooked bacon (for the top)

1 diced Roma Tomato ( for the top or can mix in)

5 to 6 stalks of cooked Tender Asparagus for the top (opt)

1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese and additional for the top

Pasta:  Whatever your family likes.

SAUCE:

1 cup milk

1 cup chicken Broth

1 cup Whipping Cream

(If you are watching calories, change this up if you like:  for example:  Use 1/2 cup Whipping Cream, 1 1/2 cups milk and 1 cup broth)

1 cup grated Cheddar Cheese

1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

2 Tablespoons butter

2 Tablespoons flour

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. onion powder

*Can add more seasoning to your taste

a few sprinkles of Red pepper flakes (opt)

1 Teaspoon white sugar

1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper

*Sometimes I also squeeze in 1 to 2 Tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice.

DIRECTIONS

Fry bacon until crispy, place on Paper towels and set aside.  Fry pieces of Ham in a small amount of the bacon grease.  Sprinkle a tablespoon of Brown Sugar on top of the ham, and toss until the ham is golden and the Brown sugar has caramelized.  Chop or shred the Chicken Breasts, chop tomato, and chop tender cooked Asparagus. (If you don’t care for Asparagus, you could use Broccoli or any vegetable your family likes, or just leave it out entirely)

Over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter.  Add 2 tablespoons flour, seasonings, sugar and whisk together with the butter until bubbly.  Continue whisking, and slowly add the milk, cream and the chicken broth.  Whisk Constantly, so that you don’t get any lumps.  You want your sauce to be nice and smooth.  Keep whisking until the sauce has thickened.  Turn heat to low, and add the grated cheddar and Parmesan cheese.  Once melted and mixed thorougly, turn your heat to the lowest temperature.  Add part of the crisp bacon, fried ham and chicken pieces to your sauce.  Mix well and simmer covered over very low heat.  Prepare your pasta until al dente. Drain well.

You can plate the pasta, and serve the sauce over the top, and Crumble your bacon on top of the sauce.  Top with Asparagus, tomatoes and more grated Parmesan Cheese.  Delish!

Chefs note:  I like to add the prepared pasta to the sauce, and mix everything together.  When I plate it, I also top it with diced tomatoes, more Crisp Bacon and Parmesan Cheese.

If the Sauce gets a bit thick before you are ready to serve it, simply add a bit more milk, cream or Chicken broth.

*This also warms up nicely the next day.  Just mix any left over Pasta in with the sauce, and keep in well sealed container. Just heat in skillet, but don’t let the sauce boil!  In fact, my husband prefers it the second day . . . believe it or not!

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  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty.com - March 8, 2011 - 6:42 pm

    Wait a minute.. no one really emailed you and called you a nasty name did they? That’s impossible… you are one of my idols woman – I can’t have that! This meal looks AMAZING!!! I will have to try it 🙂 Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Mumford - March 8, 2011 - 9:39 pm

    Looks amazing. I thinkI’ve tried this recipe of yours before and your right…moderation!ReplyCancel

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking - March 9, 2011 - 10:25 am

    Jonna, this looks mouthwatering, wow! Thanks for the little history lesson on Fat Tuesday, and for sharing this amazing and delicious dish. 🙂 I’ve got to try this sometime soon!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Carter - March 9, 2011 - 10:42 am

    O yum Mom! I remember when you brought that to Blake and I last time. It was so amazing! I love it. I wouldn’t mind some more….neither would the baby I’m sure. We had Sweet & Sour Chicken lastnight and it was good but I think after trying BACON CHICKEN ALFREDO PASTA I like that better. I tried the chicken in the crockpot this time and it was much easier! I think I will do it like that for now on. Keep up the good work. Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - March 9, 2011 - 4:54 pm

    (CLAP CLAP CLAP) I seriously aplaud you for making that comment! I really can’t believe what people find time to email you. I really think you need to make them public. Everyone would think they were are DUMB as the rest of us!
    I really love this dish. It is one of my favorites. SO SO SO yum!!! Enjoy your FAT dinner on FAT TUESDAY!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - March 9, 2011 - 7:51 pm

    I think I would die of happiness eating that pasta. It honestly looks to good to be true.ReplyCancel

  • Christi @ Love From The Oven - March 9, 2011 - 7:57 pm

    First, that looks amazingly delicious. Like could I somehow justify making it at 8pm, hours after we’ve all eaten dinner? Probably not, but I’m considering it.

    Second, how the heck have I ever seen your amazing blog before???? I absolutely LOVE it. Amazing recipes and I love your theory of making them simple. So many things I bake people ooh and aah at and act like I performed brain surgery, when really they are so very easy to do – and I’m always trying to get my friends and family to just give it a try. Granted, they have me baking for them, so they probably have this all figured out.

    Anyways, LOVE your blog! So happy to have found it. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cakewhiz - March 10, 2011 - 3:01 am

    I am a big pasta lover and this recipe has my name written all over it….hehe.
    Btw, Lovely photographs!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - March 11, 2011 - 10:30 pm

    I made this for dinner Wednesday night and I have to say I have NEVER seen my husband enjoy a meal more! It was soooo good and we enjoyed it again as leftovers the next night! I LOVE your recipes and want to thank you for helping me become a better cook! You are AMAZING!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn Nef - March 14, 2011 - 2:48 pm

    Dear sweet Jonna — YOU ARE AMAZING! And btw — you are the SKiNNieST and CuTeST Fat A_ _ I have EVER seen! 😀 I think I’ll make this for the missionaries when they come over tomorrow. I have to cook it when a bunch of peeps are here — otherwise I’d wanna eat it all-by-myself! Keep it up, seesta!ReplyCancel

  • Cara - March 16, 2011 - 7:28 pm

    I made this last weekend and it was wonderful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - March 20, 2011 - 6:05 pm

    Oh man! This looks incredible!
    My boys (10 & 16) love to look through your recipes with me & tell me everything I should make.
    I’ve made the Bacon Carbonara a couple of times now (I guess I’ve exceeded my rich, fattening pasta limit?) and it is hands down a favorite at our house! (I throw in a little grilled chicken too…delish!)
    Thanks for the amazing recipes! Can’t wait to try this one out too.ReplyCancel

  • Manda - May 19, 2011 - 2:27 pm

    I made this and some of your orange rolls for a friend that just had a baby. I doubled everything and had some for my little family too. Everything was sublime. It even wasn’t half bad with whole wheat pasta. It made me not feel too bad about eating so much of this.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah E. - June 26, 2011 - 9:27 pm

    I made this last week and it was so amazingly delicious. My friend made it tonight and she loved it too!

    Thank you so much for sharing! It was unbelievable!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy Wagstaff - January 8, 2012 - 7:28 pm

    Found your blog through pinterest. I stayed up way to late one night looking at and bookmarking a lot of your recipes. Last night, I finally got around to trying one. What a fantastic recipe! We loved the sauce, and I even had some leftover. I froze it, and hope it will turn out ok to make an delicious easy meal some night this week. Thanks for the great recipes and fabulous pictures! StacyReplyCancel

  • Kiah P - January 16, 2012 - 3:55 pm

    Just made this for me and my man for dinner. We made it together which made it all the more delicious, but it was SOOO good, I will definitely be making this again. I made it with broccoli and a little extra cheese. YUMMMM.ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Arroyo - March 13, 2012 - 7:45 am

    This looks wonderful…Am going to make it !!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - May 9, 2012 - 9:00 pm

    Hi
    Wondering how many servings this pasta dish makes. Looks delicious!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - May 11, 2012 - 11:50 am

      Hi Jessica,

      This will easily serve 4 to 5 people. The sauce is plentiful, so you can add extra pasta if needed.
      Hope this helps,
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Justi - September 14, 2012 - 7:01 pm

    Made this for dinner tonight. It was SO good! Already looking forward to the leftovers!!! Yum-o!ReplyCancel