Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fettuccine Alfredo with Bacon







What you're looking at above is reason 347 of why I love Cooking Light so much. I mean, not only is that Fettuccine Alfredo, but it's Fettuccine Alfredo with Bacon (BACON!). AND! (she says with extra emphasis), the sauce itself is cooked with the drippings of that delicious bacon that you have fried up for this momentous occasion. Does life get better than this?

Fettuccine Alfredo with Bacon
Cooking Light Jan/Feb 2010

Ingredients

9 oz fettuccine noodles
2 slices applewood smoked bacon, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon all purpose flour
1 cup milk (I used skim and it was fine)
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley (I actually view this as a very essential ingredient, try not to leave it out, and definitely get fresh)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1. Cooke pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of liquid.

2. While pasta cooks, cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 4 minutes, or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings. Add garlic to drippings in pan; saute 1 minute, stirring constantly. Sprinkle flour over garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Cook two minutes, or until bubbly and slightly thick, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low. Gradually add cheese stirring until cheese melts. Stir in salt and reserved 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Add hot pasta to pan; toss well to combine. Sprinkle with bacon, parsley, and pepper.

Serves 4: One serving is 1 cup

Per Serving: 339cal, 11.7g fat, 17.3g prot, 38.4g carb, 2g fiber

Points per Serving: 7

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I wore green today, did you?

37 comments:

A Year on the Grill said...

anything with bacon!!!

And the green color is especially nice today!

Kristine said...

bah! you just said my 3 favorite words!!!

one of these days I'll be a foodie like you methinks

Lynn said...

Yum. I heart Cooking Light, too. They lighten up some of those "forbidden" foods so they're dishes you can actually eat in good conscience. I made a wicked potato/cream/butter casserole recently, from a veeeeeery fattening recipe, and when I turned to Cooking Light to see if they had a lighter version, was thrilled to see that they did. And my husband liked the lighter version even better than the way fattening one. Yeah Cooking Light! Yeah bacon! Yeah fettuccine alfredo!

Kim said...

So how many calories is it if I add up all four servings;D It looks delicious. I think I would have problems stopping at one serving! I agree with you on the fresh parsley. It really adds that bright freshness and makes it all look so pretty.
I didn't wear green today, but I did eat green:D

Jenn said...

Bacon and pasta makes the world go round and round and round. Ok...maybe not, but they should. Yummy!!!

Lara said...

I am almost convinced to subscribe to Cooking Light right now. This looks delish!

Sasha said...

This pasta looks awesome. Everything's better with bacon ; )

Ingrid said...

LOL, that is amazing that that is "light"!
~ingrid

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I love alfredo! How delicious with bacon! I love this lightened up version.

Rebekah said...

you had me at the bacon!! yum!!! that's one of my favorite meals anyway and the addition of bacon just intensifies it!! YUM!!!!

Joanne said...

Cooking Light is an excellent excellent thing. This looks dreamy! Who says healthy food can't taste good.

Pam said...

Oh, good grief! Wish I had seen this before dinner! I have all the ingredients except I have regular bacon. I've never seen applewood bacon and it sounds delicious. Bacon and pasta is what it's all about! Ummmmm!

Bo said...

Bacon...Pasta...Yum! This sounds so delicious!

Julie said...

I'm sorry, did you say something else after bacon?? Yum :)

Kathleen said...

Pasta and bacon, girl, you're calling my name!!!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Mmm, noodles and bacon. My two best friends. :)

Carrie said...

My husband and boys are bacon fanatics, they would LOVE this dish!

theUngourmet said...

Oh my goodness, I could just eat my self silly! I love alfredo and with the bacon too....oh my!

Michelle said...

You are not going to believe this but I was just looking for a pasta recipe with bacon! It just sounded good to me and I guess it sounded good to you too!

♥peachkins♥ said...
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♥peachkins♥ said...

Wow! This alfredo looks so creamy and delicious!I have to make some of these!

Debbie said...

It doesn't get much better than this dish. I love fettuccine alfredo....looks great!

Erica said...

NICE! Josh would be a huge fan of this. I did wear green yesterday!! Hope the week is treating you well and that you have fun plans for the upcoming weekend

Diana's Cocina said...

I have made this and it is wonderful! Great photo.

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh sweet wounded wuffles. I love fetticine alfredo with bacon and chicken and I LOVE that it's light....printing!

Me, Myself and Pie said...

Did you say bacon? I'm listening!! This looks great. I love alfredo, and of course, bacon!

Kaitlin said...

omg droooool my favorite food is fettuccine alfredo, and who doesn't like bacon! yum! and yes, i did wear green yesterday! :)

Mary said...

If you put bacon into anything I'll follow you anywhere :-). Your pasta looks delicious. I'm so glad I found your blog. I'll be back often.

Pam said...

What a bowl full of goodness! Everything is better with bacon, especially fettuccine alfredo. It looks wonderful.

Barbara said...

Fabulous recipe, Teresa! Bacon and that wonderful sauce...yummee!
Cooking Light is a really super magazine.

Martha said...

Yummy, delicious treat! I love cooking light too :-)

Katy ~ said...

Very slurp-a-liciouos. YUM!

HoneyB said...

I am SO with you!! I have been eying this one myself!

cookies and cups said...

oh my word! this is a cardiologist's worst nightmare, but totally worth every bite, I'm sure!!

Cristine said...

I am SO making this! Alfredo and bacon are two of my husbands favorite things! YUM!

comfycook said...

I can't eat the bacon but even without this, it has got to be good. It looks like a Cooking Light Dish.

Elizabeth and Jared said...

OMG - printing this now to cook TONIGHT!! this looks amazing.