Creamy Asparagus Pasta

1
Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

A simple shortcut gives this pasta its delectable creaminess; a package of garlic and herb flavored spreadable cheese, does the job.It melts into the pasta, generously coating each piece.
You can substitute any seasonal vegetables for the asparagus if desired.
Did you know that eating a little asparagus every day reduces water retention in your body? That's what Dr. Oz says.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6 cups or 4 servings
Prep:
15 Min
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

  • 8 oz
    barilla- farfalle, bow-tie pasta
  • 2 c
    diagonally sliced thin asparagus to 1-inch
  • 5 or 6 oz
    garlic and herb spreadable cheese
  • 3/4 c
    drained, sliced oil-packed sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 c
    white eine or lower-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp
    chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper

How to Make Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus during last minute of cooking; drain.
    Return pasta and asparagus to pot.
    Stir in spreadable cheese until melted and smooth. Stir in ingredients.
  2. Note:
    Cooked chicken pieces may be added and more parmesan cheese, if desired.

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About Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy




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