Creamy Pasta with Asparagus

Doreen Fish

By
@dfish

This is an awesome recipe from Skinny Taste...I have been making this for quite some time and it seems to get better!! We love it!! I can't tell you how tasty this is!! It's also a great meal if you're watching your calorie intake!! Only 4 points per serving!!Super quick too!!!


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Serves:

4

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces...don't forget to remove woody ends
6 oz
pasta.....penne etc...what ever you like
1 Tbsp
olive oil
3 clove
garlic, minced
salt and fresh ground pepper
1 large
egg
1/4 c
freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large pot boil 4 cups water with salt. When boiling, add asparagus and cook 3-5 minutes, until tender crisp. I steamed mine....make sure you save some of the water!!
Drain asparagus in colander reserving 1 cup liquid before draining.

Cook pasta. When water boils cook pasta according to package directions for al dente.



In a small bowl combine egg yolk, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, 1/4 cup reserved asparagus liquid, salt and pepper. Mix well. (Add the asparagus water a little at a time if it's till hot....you don't want to cook the egg yolk!!)
After pasta is drained return to pot and mix with egg mixture. Cook on medium-low about 2 minutes, until sauce thickens and sticks to pasta.
Toss in asparagus and mix well. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. If pasta seems too dry add more reserved liquid a tablespoon at a time.
2
Meanwhile, in a sauté pan heat olive oil. Add garlic and cook until golden, add asparagus, salt and pepper and sauté about 1-2 minutes, tossing with oil and garlic.
3
Serve with additional grated cheese.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #cheese, #asparagus, #Egg, #yolk