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Creamy Pasta Primavera for Two

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 servings

"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
Creamy Pasta Primavera for Two Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Stir in the cheese, cream and pepper. Drain pasta; toss with asparagus mixture.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 260 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

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