A sure sign of spring is fresh asparagus. This recipe would be wonderful for a luncheon celebrating the season. The tomatoes, asparagus, garlic, olives, Italian seasoning and Romano cheese create a sensational taste combination.
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
My husband is a "meat and potatoes" kind of guy, so the first time I made this meatless recipe, he was not thrilled. Once he tried it, he was hooked. Now he asks me to prepare it often. —Cindy Macha, Richmond, Texas
There's plenty of fresh herb flavor in this delicious pasta meal that blends asparagus, ham, mushrooms and plum tomatoes. Sometimes I like to use spinach linguine or fettuccine.
Burnaby, British Columbia
Our family had an asparagus farm during the Depression. My brother and I picked and sorted spears after school and on weekends...and, needless to say, we ate this vegetable quite often. This is one of the best ways Mother fixed it. — Jane Galvin, Englewood, Florida
For a main course, Jodi Trigg of Toledo, Illinois likes to serve a meal that lets the flavors of prosciutto and asparagus shine. With only five ingredients and a couple of tablespoons of water, Bow Ties with Asparagus and Prosciutto is as easy as it is elegant. “Add a dash of nutmeg for a change of pace,” suggests Jodi. More Pasta Dinners »
We eat this tasty casserole often, so I like to change the ingredients now and then. I'll double the amount of rosemary, substitute green beans or broccoli for asparagus or use chicken instead of ham.—Kea Fisher, Bridger, Montana
Asparagus is in season, so celebrate with this satisfying meatless dish from Genise Krause of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The tender spears pair beautifully with the creamy white sauce, which is tossed with fettuccine right in the skillet.
We enjoy this dish often in the spring when asparagus is fresh on the market. It’s a favorite with family and friends and a welcome surprise to those who think they don’t like asparagus. —Taralynn Plastina, McHenry, Illinois
Lots of asparagus is grown not too far from our h me. Each spring, when it's being harvested, I'll make several trips to the fields. I put about 40 lbs. in the freezer...with what's left, we gorge ourselves on fried asparagus, beef and asparagus, scalloped asparagus, etc.!
It's no problem feeding my husband (he's retired; we have two grown children and four grandsons). He'll eat almost anything I put in front of him. We like this dish with a salad and dessert. It's so easy to prepare—it takes only about half an hour from start to serving.