Asparagus Pasta

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"This is based on a recipe from, but I've doubled the amount of asparagus, changed the type of pasta, and tweaked it to suit our taste. It makes a fabulous side dish for a crowd, or a nice main dish. I've occasionally added cubed ham for a more complete one-dish meal. Servings are calculated on using it as a side dish."

Original recipe yields 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (171.9 g)
  • Calories 290.4
  • Total Fat - 13.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 66.3 mg
  • Sodium - 404.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 35.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.9 g
  • Sugars - 2.9 g
  • Protein - 8.8 g
  • Calcium - 60.2 mg
  • Iron - 4.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step 1

Bring two large pots of lightly salted water to a boil.

Step 2

To one pot, add pasta and cook 10 minutes or until desired tenderness.

Step 3

To second pot, add asparagus pieces and cook 8-10 minutes or until tender.

Step 4

Drain asparagus and pasta into separate colanders; melt butter in one of the pans.

Step 5

Add asparagus, seasoned salt, pepper and dill to melted butter; cook, stirring frequently, 5 minutes.

Step 6

Pour asparagus mixture over pasta and mix well to combine.

Step 7

Serve sprinkled with shredded or grated Parmesan.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This was okay but the asparagus was way to soggy afetr cooking it for 6 minutes and it is too heavy, too much butter.

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(8 Aug 2012)