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Broccoli Lemon Fettuccine

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  • 4 strips bacon cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets cut into bite size pieces
  • 4 TB water
  • 9 oz fettucine pasta
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TB finely grated lemon peel
  • 1 TB fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp thyme or parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Saute bacon until brown. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine broccoli and 4 tablespoons of water. Microwave on high, covered, for 5-7 minutes. Let sit.
  • Cook fettuccine according to package directions for al dente. Drain and return to pot. Add the butter, olive oil, lemon peel, lemon juice and parsley or thyme.
  • Toss pasta over low heat to coat. Add bacon, broccoli and cheese. Toss.
  • Season to taste with salt & pepper, and serve immediately with additional parmesan if desired.