I don't usually do a lot of pasta unless it is this simple skillet lasagna or daddy's mac and cheese, mainly because when we were in Provo (and DIRT poor) it was pretty much all we ate! I got so sick of it! I really do love pasta though, you can do so many different things with it and it can make lots of quick and easy meals!!
I found this recipe on allrecipes.com and it was really tasty!
Easy Creamy Pasta
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups half and half (the recipe calls for heavy cream and I would still use that if you have it I just didn't have any on hand)
8 oz linguine (I used fettuccine, again just because it is what I had)
1 cup shredded chicken
6 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 cup peas
1 cup grated Parmesan (fresh would be best)
Put the chicken broth and heavy cream into a medium sauce pan and bring it to a boil, then reduce to medium/low heat. Let it simmer down until it reduces to about half (mine never thickened up much so I added some flour mixed with cold water to help it out a little) For the bacon I put it onto 2 paper towels on a microwave safe dish and cooked it for 2 1/2 minutes (thank you to my good friend Maricela for instructions on how to do bacon in the Microwave... turned out perfect!!) Then add Parmesan, peas, chicken, and bacon bits.
For the pasta, just bring a large pot of water, salt and a little bit of oil to boil. Once boiling add the pasta and stir. If you are using fettuccine cook for 11-12 minutes, linguine will take about 8-10 mins. The pasta is supposed to be al dente, I usually cook it for a little longer because I don't like my pasta firm at all, if you are like me, just add a couple of minutes to the cook time.
Serve with some Garlic bread and you have a really quick and yummy meal!