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Main dishes

Springtime Pasta Toss with Bacon

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Crisp-tender asparagus spears, crispy bacon and a zesty dressing are part of what makes this springtime pasta toss a colorful, flavorful dish.
time
prep:
25 min
total:
25 min
servings
total:
4 servings

What You Need

2
cups  elbow macaroni, uncooked
1
lb.  fresh asparagus spears, cut into 1/2-inch lengths
1/4
cup  KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing, divided
1
cup  cherry tomatoes, halved
3
 green onions, chopped
1/4
tsp.  crushed red pepper
8
slices  OSCAR MAYER Fully Cooked Bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
cup  KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
2
Tbsp.  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

Make It

COOK macaroni in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Place cut asparagus into colander and drain pasta over it.

HEAT 2 Tbsp. dressing in large nonstick skillet; add tomatoes and onions; cook 2 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently. Add crushed red pepper and bacon; mix well.

DRAIN pasta. Add to skillet with remaining dressing and mozzarella; mix well. Top with Parmesan.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Serve this main dish with a mixed green salad for a quick and tasty weekday meal.
How to Blanch Asparagus
To blanch the asparagus, plunge it into boiling water; cook 2 min., then immediately plunge it into cold water to stop the cooking process.
Best of Season
Choose asparagus with firm tight green stalks and tight tips.
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