Creamy Bacon Alfredo Pasta

by Sheryl

This Alfredo Pasta is simply amazing! I love how the cheese and the other ingredients incorporate with each other. My only advice to you if you are going to try this recipe is to be very generous with the bacon and cheese. These two ingredients will make this recipe perfect! I hope you all love and enjoy this recipe. You all have an awesome day ahead of you!

Ingredients

10 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion, finely chopped
3 large cloves garlic minced
8 ounces penne pasta
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1-2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
1-2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped

How to make Creamy Bacon Alfredo Pasta

Step 1: Place a large skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.

Step 2: Add in oil and allow it to heat through.

Step 3: Add in the bacon and cook until it becomes brown and crispy.

Step 4: Place the cooked bacon on a plate with a paper towel. Drain the excess oil.

Step 5: Leave about 2 tablespoons of grease in the pan.

Step 6: Add in the onion and saute’ the translucent then add in the garlic and saute’ until aromatic for about 30 seconds.

Step 7: Add in the pasta and stir. Season with salt and pepper for additional flavor.

Step 8: Allow the mixture to boil and simmer on low heat.

Step 9: Cook while stirring every 5 minutes for another 13 to 15 minutes or until the pasta is al dente’.

Step 10: In a small mixing bowl, add in the water and cornstarch. Stir until the cornstarch is melted completely.

Step 11: Add in the melted cornstarch into the skillet and stir until well mixed and thick.

Step 12: Remove the skillet from the heat and add in the all the cheese and cream. Stir until the cheese is melted completely.

Step 13: For garnish, sprinkle the basil and chopped bacon on top.

Step 14: Serve and enjoy!

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