Hey foodie friends! Today, we’re taking a flavor-packed journey with my Bacon Asparagus Cajun Pasta. Imagine al dente pasta twirled in a creamy Cajun sauce, mingling with crisp bacon and vibrant asparagus. It’s a dance of textures and a symphony of flavors in every bite. Join me as we whip up this quick and delightful culinary masterpiece. Get ready for a pasta experience like no other…


  • 8 ounces rigatoni pasta
  • 4 slices uncured hickory smoked bacon coarsely chopped
  • 12 stems asparagus rough ends removed and cut in bite size pieces
  • 4–6 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 4 teaspoons Cajun spice
  • 1 cup grated fresh Parmesan


    1. Cook pasta according to box instructions and drain well.
    2. In large skillet over medium heat add bacon pieces. Cook for 8 minutes. Add asparagus and cook for 8 minutes. Reduce heat and add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add spinach and cook just until slightly wilted. Remove to plate.
    3. Using same skillet pour in wine scraping bottom to remove browned bacon bits. Add cream, Cajun spice and simmer to desired thickness stirring frequently. Remove from heat and slowly add Parmesan cheese and stir until melted and smooth. Add bacon/asparagus mixture and drained rigatoni. Serve immediately.


You need to use fresh grated Parmesan not the stuff that comes in the can. That contains non-clumping additives that will not allow your cheese to melt correctly.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Bacon Asparagus Cajun Pasta?

Bacon Asparagus Cajun Pasta is a tantalizing dish that combines al dente pasta with a creamy Cajun sauce, crispy bacon, and tender asparagus. It’s a flavor-packed pasta experience that’s both comforting and exciting.

What type of pasta works best for this recipe?

Any pasta with nooks and crannies to hold the creamy sauce works well. Penne, rigatoni, or fettuccine are great choices.

Can I use turkey bacon as a substitute for regular bacon?

Absolutely! You can swap regular bacon for turkey bacon if you prefer a leaner option without sacrificing the smoky flavor.

Is the Cajun sauce very spicy?

The spice level can be adjusted based on personal preference. Feel free to control the heat by adjusting the amount of Cajun seasoning or adding a pinch of red pepper flakes.

Can I use frozen asparagus instead of fresh?

While fresh asparagus is ideal, you can use frozen asparagus in a pinch. Just ensure it’s thawed and well-drained before incorporating it into the dish.

How long does it take to make Bacon Asparagus Cajun Pasta?

This recipe comes together quickly, usually within 30 minutes. It’s perfect for a weeknight dinner when you want something delicious without spending hours in the kitchen.

Can I make it ahead of time?

While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the bacon, asparagus, and even the Cajun sauce ahead of time. Combine them with freshly cooked pasta just before serving.

What can I serve as a side dish with this pasta?

A simple green salad or garlic bread makes for excellent side dishes, complementing the flavors of the Bacon Asparagus Cajun Pasta.

Can I make it vegetarian?

Absolutely! Omit the bacon or substitute it with vegetarian bacon alternatives, and you’ll still have a flavorful and satisfying vegetarian Cajun pasta.

What occasions are perfect for serving this dish?

Bacon Asparagus Cajun Pasta is versatile and suitable for casual weeknight dinners, but its rich flavors also make it a great option for entertaining guests or special occasions.