Ah summer. The season of BBQ’s, drinks on bustling patios and bike rides on the sea wall. It truly is magical, but it goes by way too fast! I can’t believe we’re over halfway through July. It’s actually been quite hot here in Vancouver, and the last thing I want to do on a weeknight (or weekend for that matter) is spend an hour cooking dinner. Enter this fettucine with bacon, peas and asparagus.
It really is so easy to make, the perfect light summer pasta! The bacon, peas and asparagus work so well together, and the eggs and parmesan create a smooth and velvety sauce to bring everything together. I used the handmade fettucine for this dish, but you can easily use packaged fettucine or spaghetti.
Did I mention everything comes together in 30 minutes? Because when it’s summer, no one has time to slave away at the stove when there’s drinks on a patio to be had and carefree summer nights to be enjoyed! Hope you’re having a great summer everyone 🙂
Easy Fettucine with Bacon, Peas, and Asparagus
This fettucine recipe is truly easy to make - the sauce comes together in the time that it takes to boil and cook the pasta, in about 30 minutes! The bacon, peas and asparagus pair perfectly together, and the eggs create a velvety sauce to make truly unique dish.
- 2 cups bacon, cut into half inch squares
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cups asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into one inch pieces
- 1 cup yellow onion, chopped
- 1 cup peas, fresh or frozen
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated, plus more for garnish
- 400 g fettucine I used my fresh homemade version
- salt and pepper to taste
Over medium heat, add olive oil to a large pan. Once olive oil is heated, add bacon. Let it cook until slightly crispy. About 10 minutes.
Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon, and set aside. Remove all but 2tbsp bacon fat from the pan.
Add asparagus to the bacon fat. Cook for approximately 3 minutes.
Add onions and peas to the asparagus, and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
While bacon and asparagus/pea/bacon mixture is cooking, boil pasta water and cook fettucine until al dente. If pasta isn't cooked by the time the vegetables are cooked, turn the heat on the vegetables down to low.
In a bowl, beats eggs, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, mix fettucine, egg mixture, vegetables and bacon. Season with additional parmesan cheese.