Creamy Garlic Pasta With Bacon and Chicken

chris c.: "delicious!!! Will make again forsure!!!!" Read More


  • 8 ounces penne (regatta pasta, or similar)
  • 4 slices bacon (chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons flour (all purpose)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper (freshly)
  • 6 ounces chicken (precooked, rotisserie or packaged, chopped)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium21% DV500mg
    Fat31% DV20g
    Protein57% DV29g
    Carbs19% DV56g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories530Calories from Fat180
    Total Fat20g31%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat180
    Total Carbohydrate56g19%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    chris c. 13 days ago
    delicious!!! Will make again forsure!!!!
    Devin Gwinn a month ago
    Very bland. Needs more taste.
    Jamie Hatem a month ago
    Tasted nice and was easy to make, just wish it had more levels of flavor
    Génesis Abzueta 2 months ago
    Easy to make! And delicious
    Lynn M. 3 months ago
    This recipe was delicious, easy to make and a keeper. I will make it again. This recipe lends itself to using whatever ingredients you have on hand. I added mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes to it. I added more garlic because in my opinion there is no such thing as too much garlic. I had about a cup of heavy cream left in the fridge so it replaced some of the milk. Had some fresh parsley, in it went. What I like about this recipe is that it can easily be made on a week day as well as a weekend. It is not labor intensive. I put the leftovers in the freezer and I anticipate that it will make a nice meal in the future. One more thing, I feel it needed more pepper. If you think it is too bland, then the next time, jazz it up with whatever spices you want. Making this recipe your own by tweaking it is time well spent because the basic recipe is very good.
    Ellise 4 months ago
    Good, added extra parmesan
    Queen Hannah 4 months ago
    I would make this again! It was so good. My sister is picky about her pasta and she loves it!
    Tasha Falkner 4 months ago
    delicious. will make again
    Becky Trowbridge 4 months ago
    Turned out great! I did add some onion and will add fresh tomatos before serving next time!
    Tasty! a very filling meal. Would suggest adding some spinach or some greens to balance the cheesy, garlic cream.
    Kenna Kolb 5 months ago
    My husband cooked this and it was amazing!
    brandy j. 6 months ago
    It turn out really good.
    SeasonedHomeCook 8 months ago
    This is a great meal! Easy and delicious!
    Franchesca Reyes 8 months ago
    This was absolutely delicious! I rarely cook (literally never), but this was super easy to do and super tasty! Lemon at the end really does the trick!
    Steph 9 months ago
    Making it again! We loved it. Quick and Easy! :)
    Vickie S. 9 months ago
    delish. very good. i do understand why other people said it was too much garlic, but if you dont like alot of garlic use less but i added some veggies to mine turned out great. you can use any meat or make this as a side dish as well.
    Tsacha Hyneman 9 months ago
    Not a chicken family so I used smoked turkey instead. It was very delicious and I’ll be using the leftovers for lunch at college.
    Emelie 10 months ago
    A simple dish but great and not too fat because it uses milk instead of cream. Use some reduced fat cheese and it brings down your fat intake further more. Leave the sauce to cook on high heat for a little longer for thicker sauce.
    Olivia Shocks 10 months ago
    Pretty bland and flavorless. Needs more seasonings
    Olivia 10 months ago
    I turned it into a bake but it was so yum & thick, just a bit bland is all, nothing a bit of nutmeg can’t fix
    Drew 10 months ago
    It was meh but I might have messed up. It never really met the “creamy” part. I will probably try it again and see if it was user error.
    Kane 10 months ago
    Very tasty but a bit heavy. The cream sauce took longer than expected. Maybe better as a side dish.
    Cooking|Baking Rocks 10 months ago
    It turned out amazing!
    Hahn 10 months ago
    amazing!! definitely going t ok keep this one as a regular.
    Aubrey 10 months ago
    It turned out good. Add Garlic Salt though!
    Kelly Brown 10 months ago
    My family loved it but I felt like it was a bit of work for just meh results. Probably not gonna make it again
    Tammy S. 10 months ago
    I always adjust recipes, but this is great!! You can use precooked chicken or dice chicken breasts/tenderloins and cook them in the bacon grease! I love all the garlic! And the kids love it.
    Shiann McBryde 10 months ago
    add an extra strip or 2 of bacon if you actually want to taste bacon. the sate is there but its subtle. and i suggest fresh making your chicken. For my chicken: defrost chicken cut into one inch cubes in skillet, add 2 tablespoons of butter add chicken season chicken however you like place chicken on a plate and put to the side. then start on the bacon.
    This is a keeper! My husband has a problem with milk, so I used half the milk and replaced it with chicken stock. Still great. I added the chilies and threw on some diced tomato.
    Heather Gutierrez 10 months ago
    Great added more bacon and cheese and my husband loved it.