Chicken Bacon Pasta

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s the kind of dish that warms the soul and perfect for a Fall family dinner Chicken Bacon Pasta

This is good, down home cookin right here! It’s the kind of dish that warms the soul and perfect for a Fall family dinner. I double the noodle/cream sauce recipe for my family of 5 and I recommend doing it even if you don’t have a family of 5 because then you can savor the leftovers the next day:) I also love adding eggs to cream sauces because it makes it oh so creamy.

1/2 pound bacon, cooked and roughly chopped
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or less if you don’t want the heat)
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 pound penne pasta
1/2 cup heavy cream (I just use milk)
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 whole eggs
1/4 tsp pepper
2 grilled chicken breast, sliced

Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions.

Place cream (or milk) and cream cheese in a small saucepan. Heat over low until cream cheese is melted, and whisk until smooth. Remove from heat. Add the parmesan cheese, eggs, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and pepper and whisk until blended. Don’t worry…the heat from the cream mixture will cook the eggs.

Drain pasta (reserving 1/2 cup of hot water) and return to pot. Immediately add the white sauce and toss to coat. Stir in the bacon, and add some reserved pasta water to loosen the sauce.  Top with grilled chicken and more parmesan. Enjoy!

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