Being a mom doesn’t come with sick days. When you are feeling under the weather you can let the housework slide and the errands go. Of course, that means more on your to-do list once you’re back on your feet. One task you can’t let slide is feeding your family. (Well, you can but the law frowns upon that kind of thing.) Freezer meals like these homemade chicken nuggets and pot pie minis make dinner easier. This goes double for when you’re sick. Unfortunately life sometimes catches you with your freezer meal pants down. When that happens, this easy bacon and broccoli Alfredo is the next best thing.
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Last Saturday I went shopping for tons of groceries. I was so on my game and these groceries will last us until October save for items such as milk and eggs. How is that possible? They will last that long because each and every item is a part of a specific meal. Most of these babies will be Crockpot and freezer meals and Monday was supposed to be my day for batch cooking. Then, “Wham!” I got slammed with some annoying virus that isn’t severe enough to warrant a trip to the doctor but bad enough that every ounce of energy I have is gone. Now, I have freezers full of unprepared food and no energy to do anything with it.
Every mom who has gotten sick at the worst opportune time understands where I’m coming from. Just cutting up fruit (since it is perishable) to make chips drained me. My poor family has been living on leftovers while I suck on saltines. The leftovers are dwindling and I’m still not feeling great so I’m whipping up this easy bacon and broccoli Alfredo. It comes together fast and it’s healthier than ordering pizza. The best part is that my kids love it!
- 8 oz. Rotini Pasta (about half a box)
- Progresso Recipe Starters: Alfredo (or you can get a recipe for the homemade version at the end)
- Real Bacon Crumbles
- 12 oz. Bag of Steamable Broccoli
In a large pot, cook your pasta according to package directions. Once it is done, strain it and set to the side.
Pour your sauce into the same large pot and heat over medium heat. Stir your sauce occasionally.
While your sauce is heating, microwave your broccoli according to package directions.
Once your broccoli is finished, strain it. Next, add it and your package of bacon crumbles to the sauce. Stir well and remove from heat.
Add your pasta to the sauce mixture and toss until coated.
Garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh tomato slices.
See? I told you it was super easy. Don’t forget to check out these freezer-friendly breakfast burritos for fast meals on busy mornings before you go. You can also find the recipe for homemade Alfredo sauce. It can be frozen to make this recipe just as easy for you in the future. (You simply heat the sauce at a lower heat until defrosted and then continue with the recipe as listed.)