I thought it was gummy and rather unappealing. Will make again often. Treat yourself tonight! Reserve a … Won't make again...in the case I think having less of the real thing is better. I would suggest trying it again and following the directions exactly. I had no trouble with sticky pasta - heating the milk to hot before whisking in with the flour mixture may have made the difference. It’s more of a special occasion meal. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. From chips and dip to one-bite apps, finger foods are the perfect way to kick off a party. But I fully intend to! Made this and it turned out really great – but at first the sauce was really thick and I had to add a lot of extra liquids. I kept that in mind but didn’t want to go too far off the measurements so when testing this I dialed back using about 1/3 a cup instead of 1/2. Stir in salt and reserved 1/4 cup cooking liquid. I think it tasted better before I added the pasta water. Adding more pasta water might help that but I didn't do that. This Alfredo sauce is an Americanized version of the Italian favorite. Which is funny, because when I make it without the bacon, we usually use fettuccine noodles. I LOVE bacon, but this dish tasted too greasy and bacony for me. Stir in the stock and pesto and heat through. You get enough bacon flavor and aroma to feel indulgent, but it's not heavy at all! As another reviewer stated the pasta was sticky which indeed it was; I will rinse my fettuccine after I take it out of the cooking liquid the next time I make this. You'd never know it's a lower fat recipe. Shrimp Pasta in White Sauce Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Ravioli with Pumpkin Alfredo Easy Parmesan Pasta Lemon Chicken Pasta. The cheese won't even milt! Bacon, alfredo and pasta – pretty much a match made in heaven. Thought it was very good but could use a little zip. Cooking Light is always so awesome coming up with different ways to make it sans heavy cream and butter! This was just ok. Thank you for making the dish as instructed... and then listing how you might change it in the future. Melt the butter in a small pan over medium heat then fry the bacon and mushrooms until the bacon … This was ok. Looks delish, thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to try this! I'd recommend adding that if you feel the same way. The boyfriend liked this very much but as he says, "bacon makes everything better." A definite repeat. Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. The bacon gave the dish a great flavor. My husband was mad because he thought I was trying to sabatoge his healthy eating ny resolution. I might keep looking for another alfredo recipe. And BACON!! I am sure you could use any bacon but that bacon was less salty and had a deep, rich flavor. I want this for dinner! Salt generously. Reduce heat to low. Sounds like a wonderful V-Day meal idea! It quick and easy to make, and was a huge hit for the husband! -Add bacon, bacon drippings, salt, pepper and tarragon. Light, fast, and tasty, even using skim milk (it's what I had). I can tell you that the fresh parsely would have made a world of difference as oppose to the dry parsley. The only thing I did differently was to add fresh chilli to give it a little kick as we eat spicy food. The bacon makes it great. I followed the recipe exactly, quality bacon, hand-grated fresh parmesano reg., etc. Perfect every time! MyRecipes may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Tossed green salads completed the meal. I also substituted fat free milk + 2tbl. For any of you who follow Weight Watchers, this recipe is 7 points per serving. But it does get a little heavy. Fry the bacon until just cooked. I followed the recipe exactly and heeded tips from other reviewers - warmed the milk before adding it, rinsed the pasta after cooking, added peas - but I was still disappointed. My husband and I love Fett. Add the bacon and cook, turning halfway through until bacon is golden,... Add oil to skillet and return to medium heat. If needed, add some of the reserved pasta water to loosen up the sauce. Alfredo too! We will definitely have it again. Thanks! Just what it needed. You do need to add some of the liquid to make it the consistency you like, and you can always cut back on the flour next time to thin it out. This looks perfect instead. Next time, I will try adding a bit more cooking liquid. Really, I think it's a keeper, quick and easy. I won't be making this one again. I think grilled chicken and sun-dried tomatoes would really be great additions to this dish. I love a good salad, like this Antipasto Salad, and some Breadsticks! Will be making this often and definitely would serve to guests. This is fantastic! Offers may be subject to change without notice. The flavor isn’t bad, and actually got even better the next day, but the amount of flour makes it a little more reminiscent of sausage gravy than alfredo as far as the sauce’s texture.