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Creamy Fettuccine with Bacon & Asparagus

Creamy Fettuccine with Bacon & Asparagus

My sweet daughter, Dee, has been taking her turn making dinner for us while we are all stuck at home and she has made some fantastic meals!!!  This fettuccine dish with rich bacon, creamy sauce, fresh asparagus and a pop of sun dried tomatoes is so good that we have already had her make it a few times in the last month. 

You can easily substitute cooked chicken for the bacon depending on what you have on hand but the bacon is definitely our favorite. The flavor combination in this is incredible! Need something fast for dinner? Definitely give this one a try!

Ingredients:
  • 16oz pkg fettuccine noodles
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 good sized bunch of asparagus, chopped in to 2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Fresh grated Parmesan for garnish
Instructions:
  1. Cook the pasta according to directions on the package for al dente.  Reserve a large cup of pasta water before draining the noodles.
  2. While the noodles are cooking, cut the bacon up with kitchen shears into little strips, (we do several strips at a time), and throw them all in a large skillet pan and cook till nice and crisp.  Remove bacon from the rendered fat and let it sit on a couple of paper towels so you get as much of the excess fat off of it as possible.  Remove any excess fat from the pan.
  3. In the same pan, sauté the asparagus for 2-3 minutes.  
  4. Add the cream, the half and half, the pesto, and the sun dried tomatoes and cook over medium-high heat until sauce is thickened.  
  5. Stir in the bacon, salt and pepper.  
  6. Add the drained noodles in to the sauce and toss to coat.  Stir in about half a cup of the reserved pasta water to help loosen it all up and bring it together.  Add more pasta water by the Tbsp until you have the desired consistency.
  7. Garnish with fresh grated Parmesan and serve immediately!

Creamy Fettuccine with Bacon & Asparagus



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