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Creamy Garlic Asparagus Pasta
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Asparagus Pasta

Try this Asparagus Pasta with creamy white sauce. Such an easy and simple one-meal-dish that is both healthy and delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: asparagus pasta, asparagus recipe
Servings: 3
Calories: 816kcal
Author: Bebs

Ingredients

  • ½ pound pasta noodles - cooked as per package directions
  • 1 bunch (about 15-20 spears) asparagus - cut into smaller sizes
  • 3 large cloves garlic - each sliced into 3-4
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 cup bacon bits
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 small onion - chopped
  • 7-8.5 fluid ounces all-purpose cream or heavy whipping cream
  • 7-8.5 fluid ounces evaporated milk or fresh milk
  • salt and pepper - to taste
  • grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • In a pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and garlic slices, sprinkle some salt and pepper and saute for about 3-4 minutes or until some sides are browned but the asparagus is still crisp. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, heat cooking oil over medium heat. Cook the bacon bits until browned. Remove everything from pan and set aside.
  • Again in the same pan, saute garlic and onion in butter until tender. Add milk and let it simmer. Next, add the cream and let simmer until it gets a bit thicker, turn the heat lower. Add back the cooked bacon bits with oil. Season with pepper and salt.
  • Once the sauce is thick enough remove from heat and toss in the asparagus.
  • Place cooked noodles in serving plates and top with sauce then add Parmesan. Serve while hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 816kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 463mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1410IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 250mg | Iron: 1.1mg