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Pasta with Asparagus Recipe
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Pasta with Asparagus Recipe

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Many terrific recipes change hands at the monthly get-togethers of my ladies' bridge group. That's where I discovered this zippy, tempting dish. The garlic, asparagus, Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes create an irresistible taste combination. —Jean Fisher, Redlands, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 to 3 dashes hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 pound mostaccioli or elbow macaroni, cooked and drained

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 259 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook the garlic, red pepper flakes and hot pepper sauce in oil and butter for 1 minute. Add the asparagus, salt and pepper; saute until asparagus is crisp-tender, about 8-10 minutes. Stir in cheese. Pour over hot pasta and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Pasta with Asparagus in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 259 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

Followed the recipe and loved it!

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Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

One of my families favorite. I use a little less oil and more cheese and adjust the peppers to taste!!! YUMMY!!!!

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Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

Excellent choice for a light quick dinner. I used whole wheat thin spaghetti.

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Reviewed Jun. 11, 2012

What a great dish! Served this for guests & everyone loved it! Thank you!

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Reviewed Apr. 10, 2012

This is an excellent dish - served hot or cold it's a big hit.

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