Rating: 4.23 stars
66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

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!

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

619 calories; protein 17.4g; carbohydrates 70.5g; fat 30.9g; cholesterol 20.6mg; sodium 265.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (52)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2007
WHY do you folks rate a recipe when you have changed it? What are you rating? Certainly not the recipe shown. Frustrating. Salad as shown above was great Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/09/2007
I used zucchini instead of asparagus. 2 lemons made just over 1/4 cup of juice I did not use the olive oil in the cooking of zucchini but put it in w/ the lemon juice and added salt and pepper - mixed and poured over. I recommend to crumble the bacon for more all around flavor. The bites of just pasta were somewhat bland but my husband says it's a nice summery dish. Read More
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66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2007
WHY do you folks rate a recipe when you have changed it? What are you rating? Certainly not the recipe shown. Frustrating. Salad as shown above was great Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2006
Really very good. I came across this recipe when I was looking for something to make when I received some fresh picked asparagus. I love arugula and was intrigued when I came across this recipe. My husband hit the nail on the head when he said it was very fresh tasting and light. Delicious! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2007
I LOVE THIS RECIPE!! Of course anything with bacon or asparagus or arugula is awesome and this one has them all! I usually add some white wine and then grated parm before serving. Serve with a crusty bread and you're good to go. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2006
This is a fantastic and easy recipe. I wanted to make this recipe a main dish so I added sliced chicken breast and chopped mushrooms. I also rounded it off with a dash of white wine and freshly ground pepper. It was wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2007
From the perspective of not being an asparagus lover I have to say..this was great! I doubled the garlic and sauteed the asparagus a couple of minutes more than called for. Skipped the olive oil entirely and used the bacon drippings for cooking the veggies. Very light tasty. I served it with citrus-marinated chicken but probably will skip that in the future and just go for the pasta. Thanks for the yummy combination of flavors! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2006
My entire family enjoyed this recipe. Even the kiddos. I used a flavored fettuccini that I had on hand and that made it even better. I cut the bacon smaller than in half and will cut it even smaller next time. YUMM-Y Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/09/2007
I used zucchini instead of asparagus. 2 lemons made just over 1/4 cup of juice I did not use the olive oil in the cooking of zucchini but put it in w/ the lemon juice and added salt and pepper - mixed and poured over. I recommend to crumble the bacon for more all around flavor. The bites of just pasta were somewhat bland but my husband says it's a nice summery dish. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2007
I purchased the first of the spring arugula at our local farmer's market today and decided to make this for supper. It was delicious! The only change I made was I used a chopped onion instead of the garlic. I am allergic to garlic. I sauteed the onion until almost carmelized. Will definitely make this one again. It was quick too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2012
I can't imagine any pasta/vegetable combo that wouldn't be colorful and delicious. This version was particularly "spring-like." And what elevates this version - it has bacon in it of course! Ohhhh BOY what fantastic flavor that added particularly since I left in a little of the bacon fat as well. Had it not been for the fact that this was a little heavy on the lemon juice I would have easily rated it five stars. I used only half the amount called for and it was still plenty lemony. A good sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan upon serving made this perfect. Read More
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