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Asparagus, Herb & Pea Creamy Pasta

"Looks like Spring on a plate with the bright green against the creamy pasta! If you can't find pancetta you can substitute bacon."

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Prep Time: 5m

Cook Time: 20m

   

Servings: 4  

 
 
  • 5.0000

This is a wonderful pasta dish and so easy to make. Loved the addition of the peas and asparagus to this nice creamy sauce. DH went back for a big heaping second helping. : ).

  Ingredients
 
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  • 17 grams pancetta ham (3 thin slices, 5/8 ounces)
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced (large cloves)
  • 2/3 cup chicken stock (unsalted)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 ounces mascarpone cheese (3 tablespoons)
  • 8 ounces dry pappardelle pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups asparagus, sliced (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1/2 cup green peas (frozen, 70 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley, chopped (fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon chives, thinly sliced (fresh)
 

What You Will Need



No special items needed.
  How to Make
 
 

Step 1

Start water to boil for the pasta.

Step 2

Place pancetta in a large skillet over medium heat; cook 6 minutes or until the pancetta begins to crisp, stirring occasionally. Once crisp, remove one slice of pancetta and set aside.

Step 3

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 the sauce through a fine sieve over a large bowl. Discard solids.

Step 4

While the sauce is cooking, cook the pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Step 5

Add asparagus and peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking; cook 2 minutes. Drain.

Step 6

Add the pasta mixture, salt, and black pepper to the sauce in the bowl. Toss well to combine. Sprinkle with parsley and chives.

Step 7

Crumble the slice of pancetta that was set aside and sprinkle over to garnish.

  Nutritional Facts
 
 
  • Serving Size: 1 (179.1 g)
  • Calories 452.8
  • Total Fat - 19 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 85.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1055.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 52.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.3 g
  • Sugars - 2.6 g
  • Protein - 20.3 g
  • Calcium - 90.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg
  Reviews
 
 
1 review

This is a wonderful pasta dish and so easy to make. Loved the addition of the peas and asparagus to this nice creamy sauce. DH went back for a big heaping second helping. : )

 

Review by Daily Inspiration