thick bacon, chopped
garlic cloves, sliced
lemon, juice and grated zest
2 tablespoons fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons
( or your favorite pasta)
asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
part-skim ricotta cheese
feta cheese, crumbled
- In a small skillet over medium low heat cook bacon and garlic and cook until garlic is golden and bacon is done. Remove from heat and add lemon juice, zest and thyme. Set aside.
- Prepare pasta according to package directions, but 4-5 minutes before pasta is done add asparagus. Remove 3/4 cup of water from pasta cooking liquid and add to bacon/garlic mixture. Drain pasta and then pour back into cooking pot.
- Stir in bacon mixture to pasta along with the cheeses. Toss.