5 Ingredient Bacon Asparagus Pasta from Pinterest

It FINALLY happened. I pinned something and I actually made it! I know, you can’t believe it. History has been made! But really, I never make anything from Pinterest and I’ve been pinning yummy looking food for years.Β 

Between my crazy work and training schedules and the fact that cooking is not really my strong suit, I don’t make a lot of dinners. Most of my food comes from boxes (yes, I know that’s bad) or restaurants (which causes me to spend a lot of money unnecessarily). Lately, however, I’ve decided I’m going to stop spending so much money eating out and focus on ways to save by making or buying pre- made food from the grocery store that will last more than one meal. Enter this recipe.

My friend Krystal from the Runner Within made this during her weekly meal prep session and it smelled (and tasted) so good that I wanted to try it too.

This is a super simple meal to make and even half a box of pasta yields a lot. I was able to eat some for dinner and then have a bit after my evening run. (I’ve decided that eating when I get home from work is best for me because if I wait too long then my food doesn’t digest in time for an evening run). I was also able to pack some for lunch the following day. Plus the whole thing took about 20 minutes- that’s my kind of prep and cook! (Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven’s Pinterest pin).

5 Ingredient Bacon Asparagus Pasta from Pinterest


  • Bacon, leftover, about 5 pieces
  • Asparagus, package, cut into bite sized pieces
  • Pasta (any kind you prefer; I used spaghetti)
  • Dry white wine (I used Sauvingnon Blanc)
  • Cheese (mozzarella, parmesan, six cheese Italian blend)


  • Cut the bacon into bite sized pieces and cook in frying pan; reserve bacon grease
  • Add the cut asparagus pieces to pan and saute in bacon grease for approximately 5 minutes
  • While asparagus is cooking, boil the pasta al dente
  • Add about half a bottle of white wine to the pan with asparagus and let cook until reduced by about half
  • Drain spaghetti and add to pan with bacon and asparagus. Toss well.
  • Stir in some cheese and save some for on top.
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P.S: We never know how long my cooking inspiration will last. It’s been known to be as long as 6 months or as short as 3 days. Everyone should take advantage of this cycle while it lasts. 😜

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4 thoughts on “5 Ingredient Bacon Asparagus Pasta from Pinterest”

  1. Glad we finally found you a recipe that is delicious and so simple to make! πŸ™‚ Proud of you for setting a goal and trying to stick with it, it’s hard especially with your schedule to find time and a good meal to eat that is affordable. You can do it though!
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    1. I think the hardest part is my schedule! I’m trying to find ways to work around it. Slowly but surely I’m getting more groceries and less eating out πŸ˜‰

  2. Ahhh, I’m so proud of you!! I love 5-ingredient recipes! πŸ˜€ Hope this stays, and thank you for linking up with us! :]

    1. Hehe thanks and I agree 5 ingredient recipes are the best! Minimal prep + fast cooking = food in my tummy quicker πŸ˜‰

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