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Butterfly Pasta with Bacon and Broccoli

This one is a family favorite - both because it's so easy and quick and because it's just plain delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy pasta recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 730kcal


  • 1 pound farfalle butterfly shaped pasta
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 12 ounces fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, dice the bacon into bite sized pieces and add to a large skillet. Cook over medium heat until just beginning to crispy.
  • Add the broccoli directly to the bacon without draining the grease. Cook for 3 minutes or until broccoli is tender-crisp.
  • When pasta is cooked to your liking, drain and return to pot. Add the mozzarella cheese and stir a few times to mix it together.
  • Pour the bacon and broccoli over the pasta and stir well to mix everything together as the cheese melts.
  • Serve hot.



Calories: 730kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 785mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g