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Asparagus with Whole Wheat Pasta

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I was so happy last week when I drove by my favorite farmers market and saw they had the fresh asparagus sign out. I have been waiting so long… I drive by the market a couple times a week on my way to work. I was in luck they had 2 bunches left. I love fresh asparagus. They seem like a treat to eat. When you can get them locally fresh, that is a good thing. The season doesn’t last to long. so I have to get them while I can.

Did you know that asparagus have a high “respiration rate”? That means you need to consume asparagus with in 48 hours of purchase. To store asparagus after you bring them home wrap the bottom of the stems in a damp paper towel or towel, then refrigerate.

I made this meatless whole wheat pasta dish that was so yummy. Creamy sauce and fresh asparagus what’s not to love?

Asparagus over Whole Wheat Pasta

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Quick and Easy whole wheat pasta with fresh asparagus.

Ingredients

  • 1lb fresh asparagus (Cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4lb fresh mushrooms (sliced)
  • 4 tomatoes (peeled and diced or 15 oz can)
  • 4oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 8oz whole wheat pasta (cooked al dente)

Directions

In a frying pan over medium heat, saute minced garlic in olive oil for 1 minute.
Add asparagus pieces and saute with garlic for 3 minutes.
Add sliced mushrooms, saute 2 minutes.
Add tomatoes.
Add crushed pepper flakes and mix together.
Add cream cheese.
Mix. Simmer until bubbling.
Mix in parmesan cheese, simmer until bubbling.
Serve.

Shared at: A Pinch of Joy , Flour me with love , Create with Joy , Marvelously Messsy , Covered in Grace , The Life of a Not so Ordinary Wife , Coastal Charm , Not Just a Housewife , Time Warp Wife , Learning the Frugal Life , Homemaker on a Dime , Alderberry Hill , Cozy Home Scenes , Blessed with Grace , Claiming Our Space , We Are That Family , Country Momma Cooks , Life as Mom , Miz Helen’s Country Cottage , GNOWFGLINS

 

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9 thoughts on “Asparagus with Whole Wheat Pasta”

  1. Vicky says:

    This looks amazing! My husband is allergic to broccoli, and my daughter is allergic to beans, so asparagus is about the only green veggie in our house we can all enjoy!! Thanks for the recipe! I found you the “Online Friends” linky party! Following!

    joy!
    Vicky at sleeping in an unmade bed

  2. Debbie says:

    They look so young and tender…Yummmmm!!!

  3. Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane says:

    Hi Diane…thank you and I would be honored to be part of your first link party tonight…thank you for the invite. I love all of the thin asparagus out right now and I have an asparagus shrimp and risotto recipe I’ll link up too!. Cute blog following you now!

  4. Sarah says:

    Oh my! My fiance and I LOVE asparagus. I will have to make this for the both of us. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Malisa says:

    I love fresh asparagus and am always looking for new ways to serve it. I really liked the idea of adding cream cheese to the recipe for the creaminess factor. Thanks for sharing your idea!

  6. Lisa says:

    This looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  7. Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes says:

    I love adding vegetables to pasta, as it’s an easy meal and very delicious. Not to mention healthy. Yours is an even healthier choice with the whole wheat pasta, so thanks for sharing this great recipe at Your Cozy Home Party!

  8. Charlene@APinchofJoy says:

    My husband loooooves asparagus so would be very happy to see this on the table. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy. Hope to see you again next week!

  9. Claiming Our Space says:

    D loves asparagus and I may just have to make this for him soon. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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