I ran cross country in high school. My high school’s cross country team had 30 girls and 35+ boys on the team. That’s a lot of people who like running. It was tradition for the girls to get together the night before a big race and eat pasta. Lots and lots of pasta. Looking back I wish I had this recipe to share with them. This chicken, bacon, tomato bowtie pasta dish is good! I know they would’ve loved it. My family goes crazy for it. The bacon brings a blast of flavor in each bite, while the tomatoes add the perfect softness to the dish. It’s one of our most favorite dinners. It’s easy to prep and takes little time to put together.
We love the creaminess and bold flavors in this pasta dish. I promise, you’ll gobble this up! If you don’t have grilled chicken, substitute it for bottle chicken or rotisserie chicken. Occasionally I’ll make this with bottled chicken and it turns out wonderful.
Give it a try! You’ll be glad you did!
- 2 oz butter
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 cup yellow onion, if you have a red onion you can use that instead
- 1/4 cup diced cooked bacon
- 1/2 cup diced roma tomatoes
- 1 cup diced cooked chicken I used 1 large chicken breast
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1 jar Ragu Alfredo Sauce
- 1/4 cup grated Asiago Cheese
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 16 oz pre-cooked bowtie noodles
In a heated pan, over medium heat melt the butter. Add the onions. Cook for 2 minutes. Then add the garlic, bacon, tomatoes, chicken, and spice mixture. Cook until onions become translucent.
Add the heavy cream and asiago cheese to the pan. Stir and cook for 2 minutes, or until you notice the cream mixture has reduced a tiny bit. Add the Alfredo sauce and bowtie pasta. Stir until evenly combined. Remove from heat. Serve immediately.
Don't be too strict with the bacon. I don't always measure exactly 1/4 cup. We like a little extra bacon in ours so feel free to add to your liking.
This recipe adapted from CopyKat Recipes.
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