Here is a quick pasta dish I threw together using the ingredients in my fridge. It took no more than 20 minutes. A perfect dish for a work night meal.
Bacon and Asparagus Pasta
- 1/2 lb raw bacon, diced
- 1 lb asparagus, woody stems removed
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 lb pasta of your choice
- Alfredo sauce
- Parmesan cheese to garnish
In a skillet, saute the chopped bacon until crispy. At the same time, cook the pasta in salted water until al dente. Drain off all but a tablespoon of bacon grease. Add the asparagus and garlic; saute until the asparagus is bright green and tender. Combine the crispy bacon, asparagus, pasta, and the desired amount of alfredo sauce. Heat until warmed through. Garnish with Parmesan cheese. Serves 2 to 3.
Jimmy Cracked-Corn said:
Perfect timing. Fresh asparagus is coming this month to my location.
I love asparagus time!
Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide said:
We’ve been hitting the asparagus hard lately, but haven’t used it in pasta yet. Thanks for the inspiration. Looks great.
We have been too. My asparagus bed is finally turning out enough to eat on. Another asparagus recipe will follow later this week….
Minnesota Prairie Roots said:
This sounds like an excellent dish that I will try as I consuming asparagus like wild right now while it’s in season.
Thanks Audrey! I am too. I have a small asparagus patch that is in it’s third year. I was able to get a small cutting. It is amazing how great super fresh produce is.