Bacon and Aspargaus PastaWe can’t get enough of the gorgeous stalks of asparagus hitting the stores right now. The other night I had a blank space on our menu plan – and decided to have a “wing it” dinner. You know, one of those “clean out the fridge” kinda nights? This is what ensued, and it turned out to be superbly delicious!

And, it’s a quick one too – which is always a plus. Crisping up the bacon in the pan, then a quick cook of the asparagus in some of the rendered bacon fat (because really, why not?) and finally all tossed with some pasta and cream sauce. The healthiest? Surely not. But, it was probably better for us then the pizza or Chinese take-out we would have called in otherwise!

11 Comments

  1. Posted April 3, 2013 at 11:36 AM | Permalink

    I love pasta so much, this looks amazing.

  2. Posted April 3, 2013 at 1:22 PM | Permalink

    This looks delicious! I love the bacon and asparagus pairing. Who doesn’t love bacon (or asparagus for that matter!).

  3. Posted April 3, 2013 at 2:02 PM | Permalink

    I want this right now. It looks so good, I will be adding this to the meal plan, ASAP! Can’t wait!

  4. Posted April 6, 2013 at 5:24 AM | Permalink

    Oh yum your pasta looks totally delicious, thanks for this recipe! :)

  5. Posted April 7, 2013 at 3:16 AM | Permalink

    Love this! It’s the perfect weeknight meal!

  6. Posted April 9, 2013 at 6:41 PM | Permalink

    Trying this tonight! Can already smell the bacon…

  7. Posted April 11, 2013 at 11:19 AM | Permalink

    Oh my, looks like total yumminess!

  8. Denisa Grimm
    Posted June 3, 2013 at 12:24 PM | Permalink

    I just got done making this…I had parmesan & some heavy cream & made a sauce outta that….Simple, FAST & OH Sooooooo Delish!!! Love It!!!

  9. Posted July 7, 2013 at 2:06 AM | Permalink

    This sounds fantastic!! Totally something my family would devour. Pinning to try soon, thanks for sharing the recipe!

    ~Jen @ YummyHealthyEasy.com

  10. SandyK
    Posted March 1, 2014 at 10:11 PM | Permalink

    This one took me two tries to get the Alfredo sauce and pasta amount just right. Regular butter, not unsalted, season with only salt and pepper on the sauce. I probably used only 1/2 pound of bow tie pasta vs 1 pound of rotini first time. Yum and thanks again! :)

    • Posted March 2, 2014 at 1:22 PM | Permalink

      Sandy, I always use salted butter – even for baking. Glad you liked it!

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