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Pasta with Asparagus Recipe

Pasta with Asparagus Recipe

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. YIELD: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 or margarine
  • 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

Directions

  • 1. In a skillet, cook garlic, red pepper flakes and hot pepper sauce in oil and butter for 2-3 minutes. Add asparagus, salt and pepper; saute until asparagus is crisp-tender, about 8-10 minutes. Add Parmesan cheese; mix well. Pour over hot pasta and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

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redcow
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2017

"Made just as recipe states, except used different kind of pasta. I even weighed the asparagus and pasta for the correct portions. Lacked flavor. The cheese clumped together. Ended up sprinkling more cheese on top of serving on the plate. If I ever make this again. I will not add the cheese to the dish, but sprinkle on top of the serving."

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Kim0827
Reviewed May. 16, 2017

"I enjoyed this. It's much like cavatelli and broccoli. I used penne pasta."

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res1046
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2016

"easy and delicious! I prepare it as written and we love its simplicity...a great example of "less is more.""

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Dellast
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2016

"Heads up an entire teaspoon of red pepper flakes is to much and I like hot spicy food. I cut this in half and it was plenty spicy. I would start with a 1/4 teaspoon and add more per taste. Other than the spice level pretty good, simple to make."

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tinycole
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"This is delicious. I BBQ chicken breast and slice to serve on pasta."

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mrsoak
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2015

"I am known for this recipe! I serve the hot sauce on the side, but otherwise, I make it exactly according to the directions. I have been making it for about fourteen years, and it is much requested by my friends. It is a perfect meal to share with meat eaters and meat-free eaters. We who eat meat don't miss it. The dish is very hearty!"

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kteana
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

"Followed the recipe and loved it!"

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wthtail333
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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Dodger205
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

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

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nfdill
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2012

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

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