Recipe courtesy of Linda Tonckinson

Pasta with Asparagus

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 21 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 11 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. 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.