shaved asparagus pasta

July 9th, 2012

I actually made this at the very beginning of the summer, and can’t even believe I haven’t posted it yet!  Read through the whole recipe — you’ll be shocked how easy this is.  I keep a soft spreadable cheese on hand all the time because 1) I love it, 2) it’s easy to set out when friends come over, and 3) this amazing dish.  It’s almost like cheating — throw together a few ingredients that are easy to keep in the fridge, and dinner is done! 

These last few weeks have been so crazy, but our house is finally basically unpacked — I’m so happy to finally have people come over and see it!  It’s been a really busy summer so far, and I’m looking forward to an exceedingly lazy July and August to make up for it.  Here’s hoping!


12 ounces rotini pasta
1 pound) asparagus, blanched in hot water for 90 seconds
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup soft spreadable cheese (I like Boursin)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 ounce Parmesan, shaved


Shave asparagus with a vegetable peeler and set aside.  In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente.  Pour out all but 1/2 cup of the pasta water.  Add rgw asparagus, spreadable cheese, olive oil and garlic powder, stir to coat thoroughly.  Top with Parmesan, and serve. 

Tags: food · main dishes

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nancie // Jul 9, 2012 at 6:35 am

    I love pasta…I will try this dish. Thank you

  • 2 Julie D. // Jul 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    This looks delicious!  And it seems really easy to make too.  Can’t wait to try it myself.

    Hudson East

  • 3 Nicole // Jul 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm


  • 4 Oleah // Jul 9, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    this looks scrumptious.

  • 5 bianca @ sweet dreaming // Jul 9, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    cheesy asparagus and pasta? so delicious 🙂 love your blog!

  • 6 Lindsey // Jul 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    This looks really good. I am not an asparagus person, but I would definitely try this with broccoli!

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