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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 drive by the market a couple of 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 too long. so I have to get them while I can.

Did you know that asparagus has a high “respiration rate”? That means you need to consume asparagus within 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 with Whole Wheat Pasta

Asparagus with Whole Wheat Pasta

Servings 4 servings
Calories 230 kcal
Author Diane

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. n a frying pan over medium heat, saute minced garlic in olive oil for 1 minute.

  2. Add asparagus pieces and saute with garlic for 3 minutes.

  3. Add sliced mushrooms, saute 2 minutes.

  4. Add tomatoes.

  5. Add crushed pepper flakes and mix together.

  6. Add cream cheese.

  7. Mix. Simmer until bubbling.

  8. Mix in parmesan cheese, simmer until bubbling.

  9. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus with Whole Wheat Pasta
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 155mg7%
Potassium 396mg11%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1217IU24%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 121mg12%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6 thoughts on “Asparagus with Whole Wheat Pasta”

  1. Debbie says:

    They look so young and tender…Yummmmm!!!

  2. 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!

  3. Sarah says:

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

  4. Lisa says:

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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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