Pasta with Asparagus

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A simple way to add color and life to your pasta with asparagus and bacon.

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Ingredients

  • 2 lb. fresh asparagus, sliced diagonally into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 lb. very thin spaghetti
  • 8 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 C. sliced green onion
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 C. butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 C. light cream
  • 1/2-3/4 C. grated Parmesan cheese

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Directions

Cook asparagus in boiling salted water 3 minutes. Drain and set aside. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and return to kettle to keep warm. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to a paper towel. In bacon drippings, sauté onion until soft. Add asparagus and pepper; heat through. Quickly toss together spaghetti, asparagus mixture, bacon, butter, cream and cheese. Serve immediately

Yield: 6-8 servings

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