Farfalle Alfredo with Toppings

Farfalle Alfredo with Toppings

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Photo Credit: Lorenzo Boni 

1 box farfalle 
1 jar Barilla Creamy Alfredo
2 tablespoons, extra virgin olive oil
5 slices bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces
2 cups broccoli
2 chicken breasts (8oz)
1 bag spinach (6oz)
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup parmesan cheese, grated

1. In a medium skillet cook the bacon over medium high heat until crispy, and then place on a paper towel to drain off excess fat 
2. Wipe off the same skillet and heat the olive oil, season the chicken with salt and pepper then cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through, set aside
3. Once the chicken has cooled slice and place onto a small platter.
4. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add salt and cook the broccoli for 3-4 minutes, strain and place into a bowl
5. At the same time add the spinach to a large skillet with a ¼ cup of water, season with salt and pepper then cover with a lid and steam for 2-3 minutes
6. Remove from the skillet and place into a small bowl. 
7. Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta
8. Meanwhile, in a large skillet gently warm the Alfredo over low heat  
9. Cook the pasta according to the directions, then drain and toss with the sauce
10. To serve, fill individual bowls with pasta and add toppings as desired

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