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Asparagus Spaghetti

Lots of asparagus is grown not too far from our h me. Each spring, when it's being harvested, I'll make several trips to the fields. I put about 40 lbs. in the freezer...with what's left, we gorge ourselves on fried asparagus, beef and asparagus, scalloped asparagus, etc.! It's no problem feeding my husband (he's retired; we have two grown children and four grandsons). He'll eat almost anything I put in front of him. We like this dish with a salad and dessert. It's so easy to prepare—it takes only about half an hour from start to serving.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 package (16 ounces) thin spaghetti
  • 8 bacon strips, coarsely chopped
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus; cook, covered, 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
  • In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Cook and stir green onions in bacon drippings 1-2 minutes or until tender. Add asparagus and pepper; heat through.
  • Drain pasta; return to stockpot. Add asparagus mixture, cheese, cream, butter and bacon; toss to combine until butter is melted. Serve immediately.

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  • sgronholz
    Jun 11, 2016

    This recipe is wonderful! Not only is it easy to make, but it's so tasty! My husband had 2 huge helpings for supper and we're looking forward to the leftovers!

  • Corwin44
    May 23, 2015

    This was really good and easy to make. I didn't have cream so I used 1/4 cup of whipped cream cheese with chives I had on hand and 1/2 cup of 2% milk. I also added a can of diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning. I will definitely make this again.

  • ButterLovingGirl
    Nov 12, 2012

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  • karoldixon
    Jun 12, 2010

    Love this recipe! I also add cherry tomatoes.

  • lurky27
    Nov 5, 2008

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