I followed it exact. Cook in a skillet on medium heat until the fat renders and the pancetta is cooked. I doubled the recipe, therefore I used more of the oil/lemon juice liquid. Excellent! Remove pancetta with a slotted spoon and set aside. Made it exactly as directed and it was delicious. Easy and fast to prepare and extremely tasty. Very bland. Remove and discard the garlic clove. Sprinkle with pine nuts, pancetta, and cheese. Used whole wheat penne and added roasted cherry tomatoes to the sauce. Will make again! When I need a quick but tasty meal, I often turn to pasta. In the same pan I sautéed the asparagus & pancetta while I made the pasta. delish! I made it all according to the recipe but added garlic to the lemon sauce. Remove the pancetta to a paper towel lined plate, but don't drain the skillet. YUM!! My husband and I loved this recipe! Continue to saute over medium heat, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, just until asparagus is tender, 5 to 8 minutes. I have to say I would make this again. Instead of using the oven I toasted the pine nuts in a dry non stick skillet, removed them and then cooked the pancetta. I erred and added 2 T of olive oil, instead of the 2 teaspoons, but, since it was so good, I don't think I'd back off the oil when I make it again. Awesome! Even better the next day! Hubby likes red pepper flakes w/ most pasta dishes, so he added a little, but doesn't need it. Really good. This is marvelous - I wondered if I'd miss some sort of creaminess in the sauce, but it's flavorful and light and quick and easy. Add the … My partner looked at the recipe and then looked at the dish and was decidedly unexcited. This is definitely added to my weeknight rotation. Loved it! Living in the middle of nowhere, I had to use pre-cooked bacon, but even with that, it had great taste! Easy. Add asparagus to the pan and sauté in the pancetta grease for about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until almost cooked. Everybody understands the stuggle of getting dinner on the table after a long day. I salted the pasta water, but reduced the salt in the recipe by half. I added more shaved parm, heated up, and it satisfied like mac n cheese. Cook pasta in pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Added red pepper flakes, too. Made with fresh spinach pasta and steamed the asparagus over the cooking pasta in a bamboo steamer. Did not have anything else with the dish. Can't wait to make this again! We found this dish extremely bland. I had a prosciutto/mozzarella roll that I used in place of it and it was fabulous! I use prosciutto instead of pancetta, but bake it the same way then crumble. Plus you get a great, big serve of wonderful, nutritious asparagus. Season with salt and peppers and sprinkle with diced pancetta and parmesan cheese. For the cheese I used feta and then followed with lemon juice, olive oil and S&P. My family and I loved this! Portions can be adjusted however I always like to have as much asparagus as pasta. Drain. Cook the asparagus for 5 minutes over a low heat and add salt and pepper to taste. Totally hit the spot, especially for a summer meal. I didn't find cavatappi so used small elbow macaroni. The only major thing I did differently was to saute the garlic in butter and white wine, and then add the contents of the pan to the oil/lemon dressing. I made it for my boyfriend and sister and they loved it too. Yummy! Still really good. I used bacon because I didn't have pancetta and it was wonderful. Saved time and less mess. Roasted asparagus, pancetta & cherry tomato pasta 51 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating A little asparagus goes a long way in this seasonal supper dish I can see using other veggies and bacon if I'm out of one of the ingredients or just to change it up a bit. Like other reviewers, I toasted the pine nuts and then cooked the pancetta on the stovetop. Absolutely fabulous--just made it for the second time. I find myself daydreaming about it. My husband commented on how much he liked it. My family gobbled this up. Cook, stirring … I also didn't bother with the oven - pre-toasted the pine nuts in a skillet then while the pasta cooked, I sauteed the pancetta and asparagus in the same skillet, adding the minced garlic in during the last 3 minutes. I made it one night and then served it to guests several nights later because we loved it so much. Our favorite garlic asparagus pasta recipe made with fresh asparagus, garlic, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese. The smashed white bean bread was a hit as well. Simmer for 9 minutes (or consult your pasta package directions and cook to al dente, minus 4 minutes). Loved this dish. The flavors were great and we will definitely make this again. Add the pine nuts to each serving to keep them from getting soft if you have leftovers. I have no idea what the calorie count was but listen I work in the evenings and with three teenagers I need quick, easy and something I can go with! It's simple, quick and dirties very few pans. Method. Add the asparagus to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. My family LOVES this recipe!! You have to take a bite of everything in the dish in order to get the excellent taste.. the sauce is kind of bland when you only have a bite of pasta.. My husband and 15 month old son had seconds. This Pasta with Asparagus ticks all the boxes. Serve with lemon squeezed over asparagus. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper, stirring with a whisk. The asparagus was perfectly cooked. I found out I didn't have pinenuts and used walnuts instead - it was fantastic! Uncover, add asparagus, and stir to combine. Add the pancetta and dried tomatoes and cook for another 3-4 minutes. The toasted pine nuts give the most incredible richness and crunch, the pancetta gives just a dab of salt and decadence to a nice, healthy recipe, and the light lemon juice dressing makes Ranch look completely pedestrian. Very easy and quick to make. Slowly add the white wine to deglaze the pan. This time I added snap peas and fresh cherry tomatoes. Pasta with Asparagus, Pancetta, and Pine Nuts. I swapped the noodles for All wheat vegetable rotini. I roasted the asparagus, pine nuts, and pancetta all in the same pan - very easy, little clean up, and a quick meal. I served it alongside grilled garlic and herb chicken breasts. © Copyright 2020 Meredith Corporation. I am really surprised by all these strong reviews. I omitted the pinenuts, only because I was out, and I added a dash of red pepper flakes. We have all really enjoyed this dish. Serve pasta in bowl with extra grated cheese on top with torn fresh basil and a few grinds of … Served with a chilled Sancerre and it was delish. 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