Linguine with Asparagus, Parmesan, and Bacon

  • veryslowcook Posted: 04/11/10
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    Good recipe for a light pasta, but nothing outstanding. The flavors were much better the second day.

  • riva433 Posted: 12/24/08
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    Absolutely delicious! Definately worthy of company, as it has a very pretty presentation. I cooked the asparagus the last 4 minutes with the pasta and it came out perfectly cooked. The tomatoes were fantastic. I wouldn't change anything in this recipe except to make double batches as it went so fast!!

  • kateford Posted: 12/22/10
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    This was a really great recipe. I used rice fettucine (so it cooked longer) just added the asparagus with 3 mins to go...perfect! Will definitely make again. For those who didn't use onion because they do not like them....I do not like onions either but they cook down so nicely and get soft, you don't even know they are there....but they add good flavor!!

  • mom2kids Posted: 08/08/09
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    This is definitely a family favorite (including the young kids). To make it even quicker, we use the microwaveable fully cooked bacon and cook the onion and garlic mixture in about 1 T olive oil instead. We also substitute one can of diced tomatoes with italian seasoning for the grape tomatoes based on another reviewer's suggestion. Finally, we don't include the lemon juice because it didn't add anything for our tastes, although lots of others love it! I look for David Bonom recipes because they are SO good! Thanks!

  • SmallBites Posted: 07/31/09
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    This is the 2nd CL pasta dish I have made this week, this one definitely wins the race. My son was in a hurry to go to a friends, but told me not to worry or rush, but the recipe was so easy it was ready in perfect time and DELICIOUS. I did not change a thing. I did use fresh deli pasta, always makes a huge difference. Fresh grape tomatoes, asparagus, pasta, great dish.

  • CorgiGirl Posted: 10/03/09
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    Wow! What a dish. I can't believe the calorie count — considering the butter, bacon, and pasta. I suggest halving the tomatoes and adding more salt. Other than that, perfect!

  • ChefMarie Posted: 05/17/09
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    Wonderful dish! I actually skipped the bacon and added cut up spinach&feta sausages instead! My boyfriend loved it so much we're going to make it for his parents when they visit!

  • Bridgetolla Posted: 12/10/10
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    This is a regular in our house - substitued pasta with whole wheat pasta and changed the taste a bit but still delish!

  • Katy27 Posted: 03/29/11
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    This was delicious!!! I made some minor modifications, really only based on what I had on hand. I used turkey bacon, the starchy pasta water instead of broth (bc I didn't have any), and asiago. I roasted the asparagus, but tossing it with EVOO, garlic, salt and pepper, and cooked it on a baking sheet for 15 minutes at 450. I was a little more generous with the garlic. It was very yummy and light!

  • chriskitten8 Posted: 09/11/11
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    This was excellent. It wasn't your usual heavy pasta, even though it had bacon; it was light and refreshing. The garlic and lemon really came together nicely, and coated the pasta along with the chicken broth perfectly. It was flavorful and delicious. I did sub Brussels sprouts for asparagus, but otherwise followed exactly. Will make this again.

  • Chattys82 Posted: 05/09/12
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    Shocked by how amazing this dish was!! It didn't take long at all to make. I followed the recipe exactly except I didn't use onions (thought I had one, and I didn't) so I put a little onion powder in instead...also added a little garlic salt. I halved the recipe, but used 5 and a half ounces of Fiber Gourmet spaghetti (look up Fiber Gourmet pasta, it's amazing and so much better nutritionals than regular pasta or even whole wheat!) and 4 pieces of Oscar Meyer center cut back instead of 3. I also mixed in the shredded parmesan at the end when I mixed the dish together. Really just beyond fantastic!!

  • IoneTaylor Posted: 05/28/13
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    Bacon, parmesan, asparagus - some of my favorite ingredients - and they add up to a delicious meal. Despite the rich ingredients (bacon and cheese), the grape tomatoes and asparagus keep it liight and fresh. Even without the shortcuts of prechopped onion and preshredded parmesan, this dish doesn't take long to prepare. I made the recipe as written except that I used spinach linguine instead of regular linguine.

  • daneanp Posted: 05/27/13
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    Quick, easy, and delicious. A good worknight meal for the family. I do think using a whole wheat pasta would make it even better. Served with a tossed green salad.

  • Annettebrd Posted: 07/01/13
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    This was very good. I decided to microwave/steam the asparagus at the end, rather than cooking with the pasta so that it would not be over cooked. I also used dry egg fettucini noodles rather than the fresh linguini. I saved half for the second night and just steamed fresh asparagus to add to the reheated pasta, plus a little fresh lemon juice to freshen it up. Tasted great the seond night too!

  • Lakies04 Posted: 09/18/13
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    Nice dish

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