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Springtime Asparagus Pasta Toss

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4 servings

Celebrate asparagus season with this easy bow-tie pasta toss made with chopped bacon, plum tomatoes and a blend of mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

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  • 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.

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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.


  • 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 480
Total fat 23g
Saturated fat 10g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 630mg
Carbohydrate 48g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 8g
Protein 20g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 30 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Esta receta me pareció deliciosa, a mi esposo e hijos también la disfrutaron mucho. Esta receta me pareció deliciosa, a mi esposo e hijos también la disfrutaron mucho. Yo le hice un pequeño cambio y le agregue un poquito de crema.
Date published: 2005-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good! Very good! My husband had been skeptical,but he was pleasantly surprised.
Date published: 2010-03-18
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