Pasta with Asparagus

Total Time:
21 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
11 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound mostaccioli or elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 2 to 3 dashes hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Directions

Boil water for the pasta. Cook as you are preparing the garlic/asparagus sauce. In a skillet, cook garlic, red pepper flakes and hot pepper sauce in heated oil and butter for 2 to 3 minutes. Add asparagus, salt and pepper; saute until asparagus is crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Add Parmesan cheese, mix well. Pour over hot pasta and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

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