Linguine With Asparagus, Parmesan, and Bacon

"A favorite of mine. Adapted from Cooking Light, May 2006"
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  • Cook asparagus and pasta according to pasta package directions, omitting salt and fat.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Cook bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until crisp and cool slightly.
  • Remove bacon from the pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan.
  • Crumble bacon.
  • Add onion, garlic, and oregano to drippings in the pan and sauté 4 minutes or until onion is lightly browned.
  • Add tomatoes and cook 2 minutes.
  • Add broth and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in butter, salt, and pepper and remove from heat.
  • Place asparagus mixture in a large bowl and add tomato mixture and juice, tossing well.
  • Top with bacon and shredded cheese.
  • Garnish with shaved Parmesan, if desired.

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  1. pammyowl
    I will be making this again, so quick and easy! Thanks for posting, we absolutely loved it!
  2. amyroberts1
    This is a great and very low calorie filling meal. I have been making it for a few years and we always enjoy!
  3. sofie-a-toast
    Delicious! A perfect, light yet flavorful summer meal. I did everything as directed except for used veggie bacon instead. I was so surprised at how complex this dish was without any sauce. Compliments all around. Thanks for sharing :) Made for PRMR tag.
  4. swissms
    This is a quick and tasty dish. I substituted farfelle pasta and prosciutto. Thanks for posting.
  5. loof751
    This is terrific pasta! I left out the onions, otherwise made as specified. This dish came together so quickly with a wonderful, light and fresh taste. Healthy and delicious - thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for the Top Favorites of 2009 event


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