Linguine with Asparagus, Bacon, and Arugula


A must try, this recipe combines sauteed asparagus, bacon, and arugula with linguine; a special bright flavor comes from fresh lemon juice. It's simple and tasty!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
5 servings


  • 1 pound linguine, uncooked

  • pound sliced bacon, cut in half

  • cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • ½ pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces

  • 1 (5 ounce) package baby arugula leaves

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and set aside.

  2. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until browned and crisp. Remove to paper towels. Pour olive oil into skillet, and stir in garlic and asparagus. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  3. Add pasta to skillet. Turn flame off. Toss with arugula, lemon juice, and bacon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

619 Calories
31g Fat
71g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 619
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 266mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 13mg 64%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 448mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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