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Springtime Asparagus Pasta Toss

Springtime Asparagus Pasta Toss recipe
photo by:kraft
Celebrate asparagus season with this easy bow-tie pasta toss made with chopped bacon, plum tomatoes and a blend of mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
time
prep:
25 min
total:
25 min
servings
total:
4 servings
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What You Need

2
cups  farfalle (bow-tie pasta), uncooked
1/4
cup  KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
4
slices  OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
1
cup  chopped onions
8
 asparagus, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, blanched
4
 plum tomatoes, chopped
1/4
tsp.  crushed red pepper
1
cup  KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
2
Tbsp.  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

Make It

COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt; keep warm. Heat dressing in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add bacon and onions; cook 8 to 10 min. or until bacon is crisp and onions are tender.

ADD asparagus, tomatoes and red pepper; cook 5 min. or until asparagus is crisp-tender.

DRAIN pasta. Immediately toss with vegetable mixture and mozzarella. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Serve this main dish with a mixed green salad for a quick and tasty weekday meal.
Best of Season
When buying asparagus choose firm bright green stalks with tight tips.
Cooking Know-How
To blanch asparagus, plunge into boiling water 2 to 3 min.; then plunge into cold water to stop the cooking process.
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