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Pasta With Asparagus

Updated on April 26, 2015
Angel hair pasta with asparagus and seasoning.
Angel hair pasta with asparagus and seasoning.

Yes, yes, this is one of my simplest recipes yet. Quite honestly, ANYONE could have come up with it. However, sometimes we are pressed for time and it's those "simple" recipes that we tend to overlook.

The highlight of this recipe is, in fact, asparagus because it's my favorite vegetable and I always tend to have them laying around in my fridge. However, this recipe could so easily be used on just about any other vegetable that you prefer. Try it with squash, zucchini, carrots, green beans, tomatoes, mushrooms.... okay, technically those last two are not vegetables so I'd better stop while I'm ahead. You get the point. Get creative! That's the fun part about this dish!

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Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves 4 people
  1. Cook pasta according to the package instructions.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet. Saute asparagus in the pan over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add chicken broth and mushroom slices; cook 3 minutes more. (For extra flavoring, saute onion and peppers with the asparagus)
  3. Drain pasta, and transfer to a serving dish. Gently toss pasta with asparagus mixture; sprinkle with Parmesan and crushed red pepper. (Add black olives, crushed garlic and chicken for a better taste)
  4. Serve with garlic bread or croissants. Eat, and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 LBS Fresh Asparagus, Trimmed and cut into 1 IN pieces
  • 1/4 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 LB Fresh Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 8 OZ Pasta, Of your choice
  • 1 TBLS Olive Oil
  • 1/2 TSP Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 4
Calories 281
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Cholesterol 9 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Bow tie pasta with asparagus, pesto seasoning and shaved parmesan cheese.
Bow tie pasta with asparagus, pesto seasoning and shaved parmesan cheese. | Source

More About The Author

I love to cook for my family, and they love me cooking for them. I enjoy experimenting with new recipes any chance I get. If they're successful, I try to post them on my hubs to share with others!

I'm a young mom (well, kind of) of three and a happily devoted wife to a hard working man. Nothing brings our family together at the end of our busy days quite like dinner! That's why it's important to me that my meals taste good and that it's something everyone will look forward to and enjoy.

Family time is necessary, no matter how busy our schedules can be. If you're struggling to find the time and/or energy to spend with your family, try some of these ideas:

  • Cook Together: Most children love to cook with their parents when they are given the chance, and having them help has been proven to increase their chances of eating vegetables! Spouses can help, too. More than likely, we've ALL had a long day some how.
  • Eat Together: Everyone needs to eat, so why not do it together? Tip: Turn the TV off and you might actually talk to each other, too!
  • Take Walks Together: It may sound exhausting after a long day of work, but a simple-paced walk is more unwinding and relaxing than it is strenuous. Promote healthy living and fresh air with your family, and don't forget to recap your days to each other during that walk!
  • Get Out Of The House: You don't have to be gone all night, but sometimes getting away from the house is important to do as a family (not just individually). Go for a bike ride, watch the sunset somewhere, explore a local park, or if the sun is already down go have a scavenger hunt in your local Walmart or Target!

The point is to get creative and enjoy your family in the process. It doesn't have to be a lot of work, but it does take time; the most important time that you'll never get back. Thanks for reading my hubs and enjoy your Spaghetti!

Pasta With Asparagus

Simple spaghetti noodles topped with asparagus and parmesan cheese.
Simple spaghetti noodles topped with asparagus and parmesan cheese. | Source

If you enjoyed this recipe and want some more, check out some of my other featured hub recipes:

Momma's Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Asparagus Pizza Squares

DIY Dishwasher Detergent

As I said before, I love trying new recipes so if you have a good one that's near and dear to your family's heart, please share it with the rest of us in the comments below!

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    • CrisSp profile image

      CrisSp 

      2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Well now...this is interesting and something that I can certainly do in a jiffy. Love asparagus but never really thought of it with pasta.

      Will try and send you back some feedback.

      Thanks.

    • Rosie writes profile image

      Rosie writes 

      6 years ago from Virginia

      This sounds really good. I've never mixed my asparagus with pasta but I think it is a great idea and I love angelhair pasta!

    • Mom In Gods Hands profile imageAUTHOR

      April 

      6 years ago from Fort Myers

      Good idea! You may like the next recipe I posted in that case: https://hubpages.com/food/Asparagus-Pizza-Squares...

    • rjsadowski profile image

      rjsadowski 

      6 years ago

      Nice recipe with asparagus. I would add a clove or two of garlic but perhaps your family don't care for it.

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