Asparagus Penne with Bacon Cream Sauce

Asparagus Penne with Bacon Cream Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1lb Penne Pasta
  • 1 bunch Asparagus (woody ends chopped off and cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 5 pieces Thick Cut Bacon
  • 1/2 cup Half and Half
  • 1/4 cup Scallions (finely chopped)
  • 4 Tarragon Leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 pinch Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • Parsley (garnish)
  • Parmesan Cheese (garnish)

Directions

Step 1
I use a Cast Iron Skillet for this dish. First, fry your bacon and reserve the drippings.
Step 2
Crumble the bacon back into the drippings (roughly 2 tbsp) and add in your cut asparagus. I cut the spears into 1 inch pieces. Saute them in the drippings.
Step 3
Once the asparagus has began to soften, add in the half and half and the tarragon. Mix Well.
Step 4
Simmer until your sauce thickens. Boil your pasta.
Step 5
Add salt, pepper, scallions and butter to sauce. Stir
Step 6
Add your cooked pasta to the skillet and allow to finish in the sauce for a minute or two.
Step 7
Serve warm with a sprinkle of Parsley and perhaps some fresh grated Parmesan cheese.