Pasta Carbonara with Asparagus

Pasta Carbonara with Asparagus

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  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

You can also use fresh asparagus for this creamy pasta dish. Just make sure to steam or blanch it until crisp-tender prior to using.

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Ingredients

  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen cut asparagus
  • 3 slices turkey bacon or bacon, sliced crosswise into thin strips
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup low-fat evaporated milk
  • 1 egg
  • 8 ounces packaged dried fusilli
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated pecorino or Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain well and then return to the pot.
  2. In the meantime, cook the bacon and garlic in a small skillet until crisp and then drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Crumble the bacon once cool enough to handle.
  3. Place the egg and the milk into a small bowl and whisk well to combine. Pour the milk mixture into the pot with the hot pasta and then add the butter; toss well to coat over low heat for 6 minutes.
  4. Add the bacon, asparagus, pecorino and parsley to the pot and toss well to combine. Serve the pasta garnished with a few grinds of fresh pepper.

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