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.
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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.
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.
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!