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Bacon and Asparagus Pasta

Bacon and Asparagus Pasta

Course Main Dish
Servings 4 people


  • 1/2 box penne pasta whole grain
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion chopped
  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth fat free
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup shaved parmesean cheese
  • to taste red pepper flakes optional


  • Boil water for pasta & cook according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, fry the bacon, remove from pan, crumble and set aside. Add onion to the drippings and saute for 1 minute. Add asparagus and broth to pan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer 5 mins or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  • Add the pasta, 1/4 cup of the cheese and the red pepper. Toss well. Serve over fresh spinach, top with remaining cheese and crumbled bacon.