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Lovely Tarragon Pasta


Lovely Tarragon Pasta

Here’s a delicious fresh pasta dish to celebrate the first day of spring!  Tarragon is an interesting herb that gives an otherwise heavy dish a pop of freshness.  Try something new and clean out your veggie drawer at the same time!

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • Bunch of fresh tarragon, chopped (or 2 TBS dried)
  • Olive Oil
  • Leftover veggies (I like mushrooms, zucchini, and onions)
  • Minced Garlic
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (or sour cream or cream cheese)
  • Your favorite pasta
  • Finely chopped roasted pecans or pine nuts (optional)
  • Shredded parmesan cheese for garnish


Boil water for pasta.  Heat pan and cook bacon on low heat until crispy.  Cook in batches.   Dump grease as necessary.  While bacon is cooking, chop vegetables, and make salad and bread if you like.  When bacon is cooked, drain on paper towel-lined plate.  Pour all but a bit of remaining grease from pan.  Toss in minced garlic and cook for no more than 1 minute.  Do not let it turn brown.  Add a bit of olive oil and the vegetables.  Cook until soft.  Add chicken stock and tarragon, bring to a boil.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add heavy cream and cook on low, stirring until well-mixed and at a nice consistency.  Add crumbled bacon.  Stir in pasta.  Serve and enjoy!

Want more Clean-Out-the-Fridge dinners?  Try Lemon-Garlic Pasta with Leftover Chicken or Ooh La La Frittata!


Author: katycov

Katy teaches private voice lessons through Covington Music Studio and authored the inaugural blog for the Atlanta Master Chorale from 2016-2017. Additionally, Katy floats the high notes in the soprano section of the University Musical Society Choral Union. She has been a choral and general music teacher for Farmington Public Schools in Farmington Hills, MI, served as Director of Children's Music at the First United Methodist Church in Ypsilanti, MI, performed at Magnolia in the Baldwin Theater production of "Show Boat" and is a proud recipient of a Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance and Music Education from the University of Michigan. When she's not singing, she's caring for her two young kiddos, hard-working husband, and crazy dog (let's be honest - she's usually singing then too...) She's been singing since before she could talk, and is thrilled to continue to her music career in the Detroit area.

2 thoughts on “Lovely Tarragon Pasta

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  2. looks delicious! i’m a huge fan of tarragon, i’ll have to give this a try

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