Ohhh, you were thinking I was packing on this "baby weight" by eating Dairy Queen, Cinnamon Life and fudge every day? Well you'd be right. But once in a blue moon, I cook something not butter-laden. It may contain bacon, but there's nooo butter. And it was quite tasty. Enjoy.
1/2 cup (2 ounces) preshredded Parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Cook pasta according to the package directions. Drain; keep warm.
Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Add onion to drippings in pan (mmmm drippings); sauté 1 minute. Add asparagus and broth to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Add pasta, spinach, 1/4 cup cheese, and pepper to pan; toss well. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and bacon.