This is the perfect spring dish… can you tell I’m dreaming of warmer weather as I stare out at the remnants of a late march snow?
It’s my favorite type of dish in that it’s a combo of light and fresh flavors, lots of veggies and lemon juice, paired with indulgence in the form of bacon and parmesan cheese.It makes for a really easy weeknight dinner or pasta dish for a picnic or BBQ. I’m already envisioning eating this at vineyards this summer paired with bottles of rose or white wine. Sigh. Bottles are acceptable- right?
The best part, this only takes 10 ingredients to make and 20 minutes to cook.
Ingredients: brussel sprouts, asparagus, lemon, white onion, garlic, chicken broth, bacon, parmesan cheese, butter and pasta.
Start with the two most time consuming parts which is cooking the pasta and the bacon. While the bacon sizzles away be sure to boil the pasta of your choice so both can be put aside while the veggies sauté.
Dice and sauté the onions and garlic. Then add the brussel sprouts and asparagus to cook until softened. Be sure to quarter the brussel spouts and cut up the asparagus so that they cook quicker.
I mean come on- how gorgeous and springy are those colors!! I love all the greens.
Once veggies have softened, season with salt and pepper and then add chicken broth. Once the liquid has mostly cooked off, add lemon juice, little bit of butter, chopped bacon and cooked pasta.
Toss everything together over the heat, adding a dash more lemon, parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes to taste. And just like, that it’s ready to serve!! Ta-Da!! Dig in!
When I first posted a picture of this dish, a few people messaged me asking for the recipe and I was thrilled to hear back that they all loved it!!