Fettuccine with Two Cheeses

Add something cheesy to your family's dinner! Enjoy this pasta and bacon recipe that is ready in 25 minutes – perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

8
oz uncooked fettuccine
8
slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1/2
cup butter, cut into pieces
1/2
cup half-and-half
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
1/2
cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (2 oz)
1/2
teaspoon cracked black pepper
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • 1 Cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings.
  • 2 In same skillet, heat butter and half-and-half over medium heat, stirring frequently, until butter is melted and mixture starts to bubble. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened; remove from heat. Stir in cheeses, pepper and bacon.
  • 3 In large serving bowl, toss fettuccine with cheese sauce until well coated. Top with basil.

Expert Tips

Try other cheese combinations, such as shredded Asiago and crumbled blue cheese, in place of the Parmesan and Gorgonzola.

A 9-oz package of refrigerated fettuccine can be substituted for the dried fettuccine.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
640
(
Calories from Fat
400),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
44g
44%
(Saturated Fat
25g,
25%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
155mg
155%;
Sodium
980mg
980%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.