Creamy Pasta with Asparagus

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Doreen Fish

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@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!!!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Creamy Pasta with Asparagus

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.

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About Creamy Pasta with Asparagus

Course/Dish: Pasta
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian



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