A lot of my at home meal choices are based on time of preparation. If it takes too long, I’m not trying to make it unless I’m truly inspired to be in the kitchen for a long period of time. When Rachael Ray had the show 30 Minute Meals, that was right up my alley. I’m 100% anti all day slaving in the kitchen and quite frankly so is my back! My back hates me when I get inspired in the kitchen.
I love to eat GOOD food though. Finding the balance between a well put together meal and the time it takes to make it hasn’t been easy but I came across this Bacon & Asparagus Alfredo recipe and I did the math in my head, this should be ready from prep to plate in less than 30 minutes. Let’s try it!
I let the asparagus boil last minute or so of boiling the pasta in water that was salted like the sea (learned that from Mario Batali) while I made the alfredo sauce from scratch per the recipe. This meal hit the spot! It haD all the rainy day, hearty hot meal feels.
I will say that if you’re following a recipe as I was, take into consideration the saltiness of the bacon you are using. Mine was borderline too salty because I was following the rules for how to flavor my pasta without realizing I was using a really salty peppered bacon. The cheese you use for your alfredo sauce can also have a high sodium content so I dare to say you don’t even need to salt the pasta water.
Otherwise, all of the other flavors mixed well providing crunch from the asparagus and bacon, creaminess heaven from the alfredo sauce and hunger quenching from the pasta.
Easy weekend dinner that can easily be made in 30 minutes or less! #winning
Get the recipe here.