Asparagus Carbonara

It's asparagus season and we have been eating it all sorts of ways and this carbonara is one of them.  My kids even took the leftovers in their lunches.
 Spread 1 pound of asparagus on a cookies sheet, drizzle it with olive oil and sprinkle it with salt and pepper.  Bake it in a 400 degree oven for about 25 minutes, rolling it around about half way through the cooking time.

 In a bowl, mix together 2 eggs, 1/2 C. of parmesan cheese, S&P and some diced fresh parsley.  Boil 1 pound of linguine and save about 1 cup of the pasta water.

 Cook 8 slices of bacon.  Reserve a bit of the bacon grease and saute 2 cloves of garlic, 1 diced shallot and 6 sliced button mushrooms in it.

Cut the asparagus into bite sized pieces.
 Add all of the above to the drained pasta and toss it together adding enough of the reserved pasta water to form a sauce.  I only used about half a cup.

Serve it sprinkled with additional parmesan cheese.


This looks easy to make and oh so delicious. My kind of dish. I can understand why everyone wanted the leftovers. YUM!
Jeri Landers said…
Oh GEEEEZ, that looks so good! You're killin me. I can't get over your skills in the kitchen..probably because I dislike cooking but love eating.
Anonymous said…
no wonder they took the left overs for their lunch!
That looks wonderful,
Craig said…
Delicious and healthy. What more could you ask for?
Guillaume said…
Asparagus and bacon: healthy and delicious, meets delicious and decadent.
Anonymous said…
I love asparagus but never thought of having it in carbonara :-) It's a good thing You think of different things to put in our every day food so we too try it :-)

Have a great day!
I hate that asparagus is now a Superfood. Guess I should eat some.
Joyce! Would you believe I have every single thing for this dish! Now I'm all excited...I love all the ingredience in this sounds wonderful..Howard is going to love is my eldest son! (the one that owns the restaurant)
Kay said…
I just had dinner and you've made me hungry all over again. I love asparagus and this dish looks heavenly.