Pasta with Asparagus

Mains | 30 Minutes or Less | Pasta & Grains, Vegetables

SERVES 4 - START TO FINISH: 20 minutes
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Pasta with Asparagus

¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
2 to 3 dashes hot pepper sauce
1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1 ½-inch pieces
Salt to taste
¼ teaspoon black pepper
8 ounces mini penne pasta, cooked and drained
¼ cup shredded or shaved Parmesan cheese

Heat oil and butter over medium heat in a 12-inch skillet. Add garlic, red pepper flakes and hot pepper sauce and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Add asparagus, salt and pepper. Cook until asparagus pieces are crisp-tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife, about 4 to 8 minutes, depending on the size of the spears.

Pour hot, drained pasta into a serving bowl. Pour asparagus mixture and Parmesan cheese over pasta; mix well, tossing to coat the pasta with the sauce. Serve at once.

Pasta with Asparagus

Our thanks to Jo Ann Farrell of Keswick, Va., for sharing this recipe!

Pasta with Asparagus

Approximate Values Per Serving: 405 calories (42% from fat), 19 g fat (4.5 g saturated), 11 mg cholesterol, 12 g protein, 47 g carbohydrates, 3 g dietary fiber, 123 mg sodium

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