Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pasta with Asparagus

Asparagus, chopped
Pasta, 1/2 box
1/4 cup butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bullion cube
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (the cheap sprinkly cheese, not the good stuff)
1 cup half and half
salt and pepper to taste (white pepper would look better, but I'm cheap and didn't use it)
Walnuts, chopped
Bacon, crumbled

Cook pasta according to package directions. Blanche Asparagus to tender, but not gooey. 

Sauce:  Melt butter in skillet. Add garlic, cook for about 1 minute.  Add bullion cube and cheese, mix until the cube dissolves.  Add half and half cook until thickened to sauce consistency.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Mix pasta and asparagus into the sauce.  Plate.  Add bacon and walnuts.  Serve.

I found the original recipe here off of pinterest.   I adapted it to meet our needs and what we had in the fridge.  I was hesitant about the bacon, but Phil does love bacon so I thought I would try it out.  DON'T SKIP THE BACON! It really did add to the dinner. 

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