When I tell the kids that I’m making bacon pasta for dinner, cheers ring out all around the house! This is one of our family’s very favorite meals of all time.
This chicken and bacon pasta recipes is one where you are sure that you just ate a meal from a super fancy Italian restaurant. The only thing bringing you back to reality is that you paid a fraction of the price you would have spent eating out! Not a bad thing at all!
Have you ever been really excited about a new recipe that you were 100% sure that your family was just going to love? But when you all sit down to eat, it’s an entirely different story.
Well, this is NOT one of those recipes! I am very confident that once you get this dish started your family is going to fall in love with your meal before you even set the table!
My family can attest to how delish it is! The kids love it because it is a pasta dish and what kid doesn’t love pasta? The hubby loves it because it has bacon in it. Enough said. I love it because it is super simple to make and it’s a dish that the entire family is sure to devour!
If you are looking for a cheap and quick meal, then this recipe is for you! All you need is a pot to boil noodles and one pan for everything else.
A total of about 15 minutes is all it takes to pull this chicken and bacon pasta meal together. It’s also the perfect meal for when you have some leftover chicken lying around in your fridge.
15 minutes, two pans, and you are ready to make your families new favorite meal!
How to Make Chicken and Bacon Pasta
8 oz spaghetti pasta
½ lbs cooked crispy bacon, chopped
2 cooked chicken breasts, cubed or shredded
1 tsp garlic powder
¾ cup grated parmesan
1 cup frozen peas (or your favorite green veggie)
Get a big pot of water boiling and start cooking your pasta according to the directions on the package. Before you drain your pasta make sure to reserve 1 cup of the pasta water.
Next heat up your pan on medium heat and add in the bacon and chicken. While those are warming up, in a small bowl whisk together the eggs, parmesan, and garlic powder.
Once your meats are heated up, add in your pasta, frozen peas, parmesan mixture, and reserved pasta water. Working over medium heat, toss all ingredients together. I have found that using a pair of tongs to do this part works really well.
Pasta might seem a little watery at first but as the pasta mixture heats up, the pasta will absorb the water. Serve while hot and enjoy!