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Pasta with Asparagus and Bacon Recipe

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A wonderful combination of flavors with very little work. Can easily be doubled or tripled.
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Ingredients
  • 4 ounces dry pasta, any short shape
  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus
  • 2 slices bacon, preferably thick-cut
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan or other cheese
  • best quality olive oil (optional)
Container: skillet, large saucepan
Directions
PREP
5 mins
COOK
20 mins
READY IN
25 mins
  • Put large pot of salted water to boil. Dice bacon and cook in skillet over medium heat until crisp.
  • Wash asparagus and cut into pieces, discarding tough ends. When water boils, add pasta, stirring once or twice to make sure pieces are separate. After pasta has cooked 4 minutes, add asparagus. Boil another 5 minutes, or until both pasta and asparagus are crunchy-tender (al dente).
  • While pasta and asparagus cook, pour off all but 1 tablespoon of fat from bacon skillet.
  • Drain pasta and asparagus and add to bacon in skillet. Stir, over medium heat, to mix well. Divide onto serving plates and sprinkle cheese over. Pass olive oil to pour over, if desired.
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