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A very quick and delicious pasta dish with a light, creamy blend of Parmesan cheese and ground nutmeg. Serve with a tossed green salad and some garlic bread.

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
2
Max Servings:
2
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for about 7 to 8 minutes or until al dente; drain. Remove from pot, cover and set aside.

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  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crispy. Break up into small pieces and set aside.

  • In the pasta pot, melt butter over medium-low heat and add cream; heat thoroughly, but do not allow to boil. Combine cooked pasta with butter/cream mixture. Add Parmesan cheese and bacon; toss well. Allow sauce to thicken for a few minutes; add ground white pepper and nutmeg. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

992.42 calories; 26.54 g protein; 85.82 g carbohydrates; 4.09 g dietary-fiber; 4.16 g sugars; 62.07 g fat; 35.24 g saturated-fat; 173.04 mg cholesterol; 1679.55 IU vitamin-a-iu; 9.79 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.21 mg vitamin-b6; 0.49 mg vitamin-c; 231.13 mcg folate; 294.2 mg calcium; 3.66 mg iron; 69.18 mg magnesium; 330.07 mg potassium; 656.05 mg sodium; 0.09 mg thiamin; 558.66 calories-from-fat; 34 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 55 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 10 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 31 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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BroncosFan
09/08/2008
I increased this to feed our family and it was great. A few changes to accomodate what I had on hand: I had no cream so instead I used 2% milk so after melting the butter I added a few pinches of flour to ensure I'd have a thicker sauce. I used regular black pepper and threw in some crushed red pepper for kick and left out the nutmeg. Whole family enjoyed this and I love how easy and quick it was to throw together. Thanks!
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Anonymous
06/03/2007
I made this tonight and my bf and i took one bite and threw it all away. This was not good at all. I added shrimp and broccoli and it was still not good. The nutmeg gave it a very strange taste. I will not be making this again and do no recommend this at all. Nutmeg belongs in pumpkin pie not pasta.
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47 Ratings
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  • 4 Rating Star 13
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  • 1 Rating Star 1
  • 3 Rating Star 1
BroncosFan
09/08/2008
I increased this to feed our family and it was great. A few changes to accomodate what I had on hand: I had no cream so instead I used 2% milk so after melting the butter I added a few pinches of flour to ensure I'd have a thicker sauce. I used regular black pepper and threw in some crushed red pepper for kick and left out the nutmeg. Whole family enjoyed this and I love how easy and quick it was to throw together. Thanks!
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STEPSWA
09/10/2004
Yum! This is so rich and delicious. I added asparagus bites to it so I felt a little bit healthier while eating it!
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Anonymous
12/02/2007
This recipe was delicious!! My boyfriend really liked it!! I added some chicken though!!
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Anonymous
01/10/2011
Firstly half a pound of pasta is more than two servings (thank goodness since as listed each serving is over a thousand calories). We got about 4 and a half servings out of it. Also it made more sense to me to just cook the bacon in the same pasta pot right before making the sauce worked well and added some flavor. As another reviewer said used 2% milk and added a little flour but I don't think the flour was really necessary as it would have been plenty thick. Also put in some sauteed mushroom and onion. Tasted great. Good versatile recipe will certainly use again.
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branchan
09/30/2008
Very quick and easy very tasty! Sounded good as-written but I added some mushrooms broccoli Roma tomatoes and garlic that I sauteed with the grease from the bacon. I used fat free half-&-half black pepper (didn't have white) and used a little bit of pumpkin pie spice because I didn't have straight nutmeg.
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Holly Dudley
06/13/2007
I really liked the flavor but it could have had some chicken or shrimp to give it some umf! My husband didn't like it well as I did but I will be making it again! I will just be sure to add some chicken. I've decided that I think alfredo as a whole needs chicken b/c it's just too blah by itself.
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kac2research
02/22/2011
Just okay. Not sure where this recipe went wrong but it was bland and just didn't do it for our family. I had to ehance the flavor with roasted garlic romano cheese and a bit of salt. I served it with parmesan chicken breast. Not sure I would make again.
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Anonymous
09/27/2010
Very good and easy! I 'spiced' it up a bit though and it was outstanding. I chopped up some leaf spinach and sprinkled in some crushed red pepper. This not only made it very tasty and a little healthier but the added colors made it LOOK as good as it tasted.
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KANSASINMAINE
01/28/2011
This is incredibly yummy.
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