creamy asparagus, herb and pea pasta

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By Wallace Hale
from sikeston, MO

This comes from cookin light magazine enjoy!

serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For creamy asparagus, herb and pea pasta

  • 2
    thin slices pancetta or bacon
  • 1 lg
    garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 c
    unsalted chicken stock
  • 1/3 c
    1/3-less-fat cream cheese
  • 3 Tbsp
    mascarpone cheese
  • 8 oz
    wide ribbon pasta
  • 1 1/2 c
    (1-in) asparagus pieces
  • 1/2 c
    frozen peas
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1 Tbsp
    thinly sliced fresh chives

How To Make creamy asparagus, herb and pea pasta

  • 1
    place pancetta in a large skillet over medium heat; cook 6 minutes or until pancetta begins to crisp, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add stock; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 4 minutes. add the cream cheese and mascarpone, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Strain sauce through a fine sieve over a large bowl. discard solids.
  • 2
    cook pasta according to package directions; omitting salt and fat. Add asparagus and peas during last 2 minutes. Drain. Add pasta mixture, salt, and black pepper to sauce in bowl; toss well to combine. sprinkle with parsley and chives. serve