Pancetta and Asparagus Pasta

READY IN: 30mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 250gpasta, of your choice
  • 250gpancetta, cut into small sticks
  • 500g fresh asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 20mldry white wine
  • 12 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • DIRECTIONS

  • Sauté pancetta in a large pan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until crispy. Remove pancetta with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Add asparagus to the pan and sauté in the pancetta grease for about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until almost cooked.
  • Slowly add the white wine to deglaze the pan. Continue cooking for 5 minutes or until the wine has reduced by about half.
  • Cook the pasta in a large pot according to package instructions. Drain, but reserve ¼ cup of the pasta water for later (if needed).
  • Add the pasta, pancetta and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese to the sauté pan with asparagus, and toss until combined. Sprinkle pasta with the remaining Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
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