This one dish dinner is an easy way to get your children to eat their veggies. It’s one of our favorite family dishes!
1 pound of your choice of pasta (pene, shells, angel hair, spirals, spaghetti etc.)
1 bunch of asparagus ( or broccoli)
about 25-30 cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons of butter
1/4 cup olive oil
garlic salt to taste
8-12 oz cooked bacon ( I used turkey bacon)
Boil water according to the directions on the pasta package. Meanwhile, wash the asparagus, cut off the ends and cut them into bite sized pieces. Steam the asparagus until tender. Once the water boils add the pasta and cook according to the package directions. While the pasta is cooking, wash the cherry tomatoes and cut them in half lengthwise. When the pasta is finished cooking, drain off the excess water and put the pot back on the stove. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and 1/4 cup of olive oil to the pot and heat on low until butter is melted. Add cherry tomatoes and saute until tomatoes are warm. Add back in the cooked pasta and asparagus and mix to coat everything with the butter and oil. Add garlic salt to taste. Sprinkle the top with the bacon pieces and serve. Enjoy!