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Creamy Bowtie Asparagus Pasta

Creamy Bowtie and Asparagus Pasta (aka Anniversary Pasta)

Creamy Bowtie Asparagus Pasta is loaded with savory bacon, crisp asparagus, and crunchy pine nuts with a tangy creamy sauce. So many flavors and textures in one dish!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Pasta, Side, Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 569kcal
Author Erica Walker


  • Skillet



  • Boil bow tie pasta in salted water until al dente. Do NOT over cook.
  • In wok or heavy skillet melt butter. Add minced garlic and saute a minute or so.
  • Add Parmesan Cheese and bouillon cube(s). When the bouillon cube is dissolved, slowly stir in heavy cream and salt & pepper. 
  • Add cooked pasta to cream sauce and toss until pasta is well covered. Add blanched asparagus. 
  • Sprinkle with crumbled bacon, toasted pinenuts, parsley & Parmesan cheese and toss together. Serve immediately.


Calories: 569kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 567mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1442IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 292mg | Iron: 1mg