How to Make Bacon Basil Linguine W/Homemade Alfredo Sauce

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How to Make Bacon Basil Linguine W/Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe
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Cook and crumble bacon.  Set aside.  I used Applewood bacon because it has a slightly sweet taste which compliments the Alfredo sauce.

Cook and crumble bacon. Set aside. I used Applewood bacon because it has a slightly sweet taste which compliments the Alfredo sauce.

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Chop basil.  Set aside.

Chop basil. Set aside.

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Cook linguine according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of cooking water to be used later to make the Alfredo sauce.  Set aside pasta, but keep a small amount of liquid in pasta to retain heat.

Cook linguine according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of cooking water to be used later to make the Alfredo sauce. Set aside pasta, but keep a small amount of liquid in pasta to retain heat.

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I poured the reserved liquid into a measuring cup.

I poured the reserved liquid into a measuring cup.

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In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.

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Add garlic and sautée about 30 seconds.

Add garlic and sautée about 30 seconds.

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Sprinkle flour across the top of the garlic and butter.

Sprinkle flour across the top of the garlic and butter.

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Stir constantly to make a roux for the sauce.

Stir constantly to make a roux for the sauce.

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Like this.

Like this.

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Gradually add milk, stirring constantly.

Gradually add milk, stirring constantly.

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Keep stirring until sauce is bubbly and thickens, about 2 minutes.

Keep stirring until sauce is bubbly and thickens, about 2 minutes.

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Reduce heat to low.

Reduce heat to low.

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Sprinkle Parmesan cheese across top and stir until melted.

Sprinkle Parmesan cheese across top and stir until melted.

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Add salt and stir.

Add salt and stir.

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Add reserve cooking liquid from pasta and stir.

Add reserve cooking liquid from pasta and stir.

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Add pasta to pan and stir well.

Add pasta to pan and stir well.

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Mix Alfredo pasta with bacon and basil.  Serve and enjoy!

Mix Alfredo pasta with bacon and basil. Serve and enjoy!

Ingredients

½ Box linguine, 8-10 oz. 
¼ Cups Reserved water from linguine 
1 Tablespoon Butter 
4 Slices Applewood bacon, cooked 
2 Tablespoons Chopped basil 
½ Teaspoons Chopped garlic 
1 Tablespoon Flour 
1 Cup Milk 
Cups Shaved Parmesan 
½ Teaspoons Salt 
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