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Creamy Pasta Primavera for Two

 Creamy Pasta Primavera for Two
"When I think of springtime, asparagus comes to mind. This pasta dish is a wonderful blend of tender, crisp colorful vegetables and a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce." Darlene Brenden Salem, Oregon
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup gemelli or spiral pasta
  • 6 ounces fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into strips
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2/3 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • Dash pepper

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. In a large skillet, saute
  • asparagus and carrots in oil until crisp-tender. Add tomatoes and
  • garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in the cheese, cream and pepper. Drain pasta; toss with
  • asparagus mixture. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/3 cup equals 260 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.