Asparagus Pasta Recipe

Try this simple Asparagus Pasta Recipe for a weeknight meal or when you're in a hurry.

| February 2013

  • Asparagus Pasta Recipe
    A simple Asparagus Pasta Recipe is perfect for quick weeknight meals.
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  • Asparagus Pasta Recipe

The simple and short ingredient list of this Asparagus Pasta Recipe makes it ideal for weeknight meals or on-the-go dinners. The whole meal takes less than 15 minutes to make. 

Asparagus Pasta Recipe

5 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
2 to 3 dashes hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
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
 

In a skillet, cook garlic, pepper flakes and pepper sauce in olive oil and butter for 2 to 3 minutes. Add asparagus, salt and pepper; saute until crisp-tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in cheese and mix well. Pour mixture over hot pasta; toss to coat. Serve immediately.



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