Brown Butter Asparagus Pasta

cut the asparagus into bite-sized pieces

mince the garlic

cook the pasta

heat oil in a skillet, add bacon, cook until crispy

add asparagus, cook for 3-5 minutes

add garlic, cook until fragrant

stir in salt, pepper, and chili flakes

remove from skillet

add butter, stir until melted

cook until butter starts to turn golden brown

add bacon and asparagus

drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water

add pasta to sauce

turn off the heat, stir in Parmesan

add a splash of cooking water, toss to combine