Easy Creamy Pasta With Asparagus & Peas

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"Such a quick and easy pasta dish. It is literally done in the time it takes to make the pasta. Serve with a simple side salad and dinner is ready! It makes for a great 'Meatless Monday' dinner. And, what I really enjoy about this dish; is, even though it is creamy - it doesn't have a really heavy sauce."

Original is 3-4 servings
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  • Serving Size: 1 (370 g)
  • Calories 913.8
  • Total Fat - 11.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 19 mg
  • Sodium - 690.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 192.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.9 g
  • Sugars - 89.8 g
  • Protein - 11.7 g
  • Calcium - 142.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 92.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Pasta ... Cook the pasta according to package directions, in plenty of salted water. Once the pasta is done; drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water.

Step 2

Sauce ... As the pasta cooks; prepare the sauce. In a large non-stick saute pan, add the olive oil; and, bring to medium heat. Then, add the asparagus stems, onions, red pepper flakes; and, saute 4 minutes. Then, add the cherry tomatoes, asparagus tips, pinch of salt and pepper, wine; and, cook another 3-4 minutes - just until the wine has reduced.

Step 3

Then, add the peas and cream, and bring to a light boil. Then, reduce to medium medium low heat; and, cook 4-5 minutes.

Step 4

Finish ... Add the pasta to the sauce; and toss to combine. Then, add the cheese, basil, and a little of the pasta water; and, toss until everything is creamy. I usually add about 1/2 cup of water; but, add as much as you want. I usually re-season with a bit more salt and pepper, if needed.

Step 5

Serve and ENJOY! ... As mentioned, a simple side salad is all that is needed. It's creamy; but, still light and fresh tasting. Garnish with extra basil.


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