This One-Pan Broccoli and Bacon Angel Hair Pasta is light, filling, and only requires one pan so clean up is a breeze!
Hey gang! How was your weekend? I’m still recovering from the Super Bowl. The food, that is. Not the game. (Thinking there needed to be more broccoli and less melted cheese. Just kidding.)
I couldn’t care less about football. Which isn’t to say I hate it. I’m just indifferent. I’m excited for baseball season to start! But I do love getting together with friends, the halftime show, and of course all.the.food.
I heard Twitter was all a buzz over Justin Timberlake’s performance – half the country thought he was amazing, while the other half was extremely disappointed. I thought the audio and pacing was a bit off, and I don’t know who signed off on that terrible outfit, but even JT at 85% is still better than someone else at 100% for me. I love him.
As for the game, I’m told it was good. I popped in every once in a while to see who was winning. And then asked, “Is that a good thing?” Lol. Up until a couple weeks ago, I’d never even heard of The Eagles, so there’s that. But I embraced it. Because…muddy buddies with the team colors. FUN.
I also made a bunch of other super easy appetizers, like my popular dill pickle dip, texas caviar, and crockpot apple kielbasa bites. Along with the usual cheese-laden-stick-to-your-ribs food. Ugh. Why are Super Bowl eats always so rich and heavy?
I’m really looking forward to tonight’s dinner, which is the complete opposite.
This One-Pan Broccoli and Bacon Angel Hair Pasta is filling, but light. And super flavorful. Plus, you only need one pan, so clean up is crazy easy. Great recovery from football food and a perfect weeknight meal.
- 1/2 pound bacon , diced
- 1 pound broccoli , cut into 1-inch florets
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 cloves garlic , minced
- 1/4 teaspoon cracked red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 12 ounces angel hair pasta , broken in half
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese , plus more for serving
In a large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until browned and crispy, about 5-6 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper-towel lined plate. Drain all but 1/2 tablespoon grease from the pan.
Add butter to the pan. Once melted, stir in the garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt. Add in the broccoli and toss to coat.
Pour in the chicken broth; bring to a boil. Add in the pasta and cook for 4-5 minutes until pasta is al dente and broccoli is tender. Sprinkle with the cheese, reduce heat to low, cover the pan and allow to steam for an additional 1-2 minutes to absorb any remaining liquid.
Add cooked bacon back to the pan and toss gently to combine.
Divide into bowls and serve with more Parmesan at the table.
Other One-Pan Pasta dishes you might enjoy!
One-Pan Sausage Pasta – Belly Full
One-Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta – Belly Full
One-Pot Taco Pasta – Rachel Cooks
One-Pot Penne Pasta – The Little Kitchen