Certainly! Here’s a recipe for creamy pasta with asparagus and bacon:
- 8 ounces fettuccine or any pasta of your choice
- 6 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
- Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet, cook the chopped bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the cooked bacon from the skillet and set it aside on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess grease.
- In the same skillet with the bacon grease, add the asparagus and minced garlic. Sauté for about 4-5 minutes until the asparagus is tender-crisp.
- Pour the heavy cream into the skillet with the asparagus and garlic. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the grated Parmesan cheese to the skillet and stir until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Remember, the bacon and Parmesan cheese are already salty, so be cautious with the amount of salt you add.
- Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss it with the creamy sauce until the pasta is well coated. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes to heat through.
- Remove the skillet from heat and sprinkle the cooked bacon over the pasta. Toss lightly to incorporate the bacon into the dish.
- Serve the creamy pasta with asparagus and bacon in individual plates or bowls. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley for added freshness and flavor.
Enjoy your creamy pasta with asparagus and bacon! It’s a delicious combination of flavors that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds.