Welcome to month #4 of our Monthly Ingredient Challenge! This is the one post each month where I take a break from DIY and Design. If you’re new to this, the challenge is once a month, 11 other bloggers and myself each make a recipe using 1 specific ingredient. This month the chosen ingredient is bacon! My family’s favorite! In case you missed any of our previous months, you can catch up here: #1 was cilantro, #2 apples and #3 was peanut butter.
For this month, I had a completely different recipe in mind. I first made my grandmother’s German Potato Salad, which was always a favorite. One ingredient in the recipe was MSG, so I decided to substitute turmeric instead (for obvious health reasons) which turned the entire salad a weird yellow/green. My husband asked if it was nuclear potato salad. So I decided to go a different route and share this recipe that I make very often.
This bacon and asparagus pasta is a recipe the whole family loves. It’s quick enough to make for a weeknight meal, but still healthy and filling. I prefer to use the whole grain penne pasta, but you could swap that out for your favorite.
Scroll to the bottom of this post for the recipe. Click on the links below to see what everyone else made! And before you go, there is still time to enter to win a $50 Gift Card to Birch Lane! Entries close on 4/27/15 at 12am. Good Luck!