Creamy Asparagus Pasta
Creamy, refreshing and delicious. You will love this easy one-pot meal that's ideal for a busy weekday dinner.
8 ounces, ends trimmed, and cut into 1-inch pieces
light cream (half&half)
or 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup broth
salt and black pepper
Bring a large pot of salted water a boil.
Cook the pasta until desired consistency, about 12 minutes.
Reserve ½ cup cooking liquid, and drain pasta.
Then return the pasta to the pot with a lid on.
Meanwhile heat the olive oil to the pan over medium heat until hot.
Add the garlic, stirring constantly until very fragrant, about 40 seconds.
Stir in the asparagus, and cook for about 6 minutes, or until the asparagus become brightly green and tender.
Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
Transfer the cooked asparagus into the pot with pasta, and cover with the lid.
Sprinkle the flour over the pan over medium heat, and cook for 1 minute.
Slowly pour the cream into the pan, and whisk constantly.
Cook until the cream thickens, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Add the nutmeg, and season with salt and black pepper to taste.
Add the cream sauce into the pot with apparatus and pasta, stir in ½ cup Parmesan cheese until well combined.
Add a bit cooking liquid if the pasta seems too thick.
Season with more salt and black pepper if needed.
Divide between two serving plates.
Serve warm with more Parmesan on top if needed.