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Asparagus and Saffron Farfalle Pasta

Course Main Course, Pasta, Vegetables
Cuisine Italian
Keyword asparagus, pasta, saffron
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 621 kcal


  • 10 asparagus spears 10 asparagus spears
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons extra vergin olive oil
  • 1 shallot 1 shallot minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine 1/2 cup white wine
  • salt salt
  • 1 pinch saffron 1 pinch saffron
  • 1 pound farfalle pasta 1 pound farfalle pasta
  • 2 strips bacon 2 strips bacon, nicely cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper salt and pepper to taste
  • parmesan cheese parmesan cheese
  • parsley parsley, minced


  1. Peel the bottom of the asparagus spears and slice the spears on rounds.

  2. Heat the oil in saucepan and sauté the shallot. Add the asparagus and white wine. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the saffron and cook the farfalle until al dente (not too soft bust still with a bite).

  4. Drain the pasta and toss with the asparagus. Add the butter and mix well.

  5. Crumble the bacon over the pasta, grate some Parmesan Cheese and sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus and Saffron Farfalle Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 621 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 83mg4%
Potassium 397mg11%
Carbohydrates 88g29%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.