Bow Ties with Sausage & Asparagus

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Dec. 19, 2023
We love asparagus, so I look for ways to go green. This pasta dish comes together fast on hectic nights and makes wonderful leftovers. —Carol Suto, Liverpool, New York
Bow Ties with Sausage & Asparagus Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 cups uncooked whole wheat bow tie pasta (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 package (19-1/2 ounces) Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Additional shredded Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus during the last 2-3 minutes of cooking. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water; return pasta and asparagus to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage, onion and garlic over medium heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes, breaking sausage into large crumbles. Add to stockpot. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese and reserved pasta water as desired. Serve with additional cheese if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 247 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 441mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.