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Springtime Asparagus Pasta Toss
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Springtime Asparagus Pasta Toss

25 Minutes
25 Min Prep
25 Min Cook
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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4 servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings
2 cups farfalle (bow-tie pasta), uncooked
1/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
1 cup chopped onion s
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
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Let's Make It
1
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.
2
Add asparagus, tomatoes and red pepper; cook 5 min. or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
3
Drain pasta. Immediately toss with vegetable mixture and mozzarella. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
Kitchen 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.
Nutrition
Calories
480
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g
29%
Saturated Fat 10g
50%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg
13%
Sodium 630mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates 48g
17%
Dietary Fibers 4g
14%
Sugars 8g
16%
Protein 20g
40%
Vitamin A
20%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
30%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
4 servings
* 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.
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