Bacon Asparagus and Parmesan Pasta + How To Video

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Try this Bacon Asparagus and Parmesan pasta as a lighter pasta dish, perfect for spring & summer. It's a great way to include fresh veggies into a delicious recipe that is sure to be a hit!

In my family, we are all big pasta eaters so we are always on the hunt for new pasta dishes. Even better, when we can incorporate some fresh veggies, especially now that summer will be coming soon & we can use veggies from the garden. And who doesn’t love bacon?! My older daughter is a bit obsessed with bacon, so if there’s a dish with bacon, she is much more likely to eat it (she’s our picky eater).

If you are not an asparagus fan, you could always substitute another vegetable that you prefer such as zucchini, squash and more.

Ingredients:

Chopping Asparagus for Bacon Asparagus & Tomato Pasta

4 egg yolks
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
5 strips of Bacon, diced
8 oz of pasta (any that you prefer) – we used Cavatappi pasta
4 oz fresh asparagus (slice into ribbons)
5 cherry tomatoes, quartered or 1 large tomato, diced
1/4 small onion (sliced)
dash of pepper
2 tbsp parmesan cheese (for garnish)

Directions:

Mixing up ingredients for Bacon Asparagus Tomato Pasta

In a bowl, whisk eggs & 1/2 cup parmesan together. Mix in the pepper.

Veggies for Bacon Asparagus Tomato Pasta

In a frying pan, saute bacon, garlic, onion, tomatoes & asparagus

Cook pasta in salted water until just perfectly cooked. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of pasta water

Add some of the pasta water in small amounts to the egg yolk mixture until the consistency is thick and not pasty.

Bacon Asparagus and Tomato Pasta Cooking in Pan

Add the pasta to the frying pan with the bacon and asparagus mixture.

Slowly add the egg mixture to the pan, adding more pasta water if the mixture is too thick. You are looking for a saucy consistency. Take the pan off the heat after several minutes.

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Turn the pasta dish onto a serving dish and sprinkle with the remaining parmesan cheese you reserved.

This dish makes a nice, light spring or summer pasta dish, full of yummy veggies but also with that bacon & parmesan cheese to give it some bold flavors as well. I love that it is fairly simple to make without a lot of extra prep time so you can get dinner on the table fairly quickly if it’s a busy evening.

How-To Video:

 Bacon Asparagus and Parmesan Pasta - a lighter pasta option with fresh veggies

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If you’re looking for a nice serving dish to serve your pasta in, here are a few options::

Corolle Impressions Pasta Bowl

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Signature Housewares Sorrento Collection Pasta Bowl

 

Signature Housewares Sorrento Collection 12 inch Large Pasta Bowl – durable stoneware with decorative edges & rustic antique glazed finish

Printable Recipe for Bacon Asparagus & Parmesan Pasta::

If you’d like a printable version of the pasta dish, you can print it off below to add to your recipe binder::

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Bacon Asparagus and Tomato Pasta + How To Video

Ingredients

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  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 5 strips of Bacon, diced
  • 8 oz of pasta (any that you prefer)
  • 4 oz fresh asparagus (slice into ribbons)
  • 5 cherry tomatoes, quartered or 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1/4 small onion (sliced)
  • dash of pepper
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, whisk eggs & 1/2 cup parmesan together. Mix in the pepper.
  2. In a fry pan, saute bacon, garlic, onion, tomatoes & asparagus
  3. Cook pasta in salted water until just perfectly cooked. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of pasta water
  4. Add some of the pasta water in small amounts to the egg yolk mixture until the consistency is thick and not pasty.
  5. Add the pasta to the fry pan with the bacon and aspargus mixture. Take the pan off the heat.
  6. Slowly add the egg mixture to the pan, adding more pasta water if the mixture is too thick. You are looking for a saucy consistency.
  7. Turn the pasta dish onto a serving dish and sprinkle with the remaining parmesan cheese you reserved.

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