Creamy Asparagus Pasta

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Pasta in a creamy asparagus and pea sauce topped with Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients

  • 100g of asparagus tips, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 150ml of double cream
  • 150g of value pasta shapes
  • 60g of frozen peas
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp margarine/butter
  • 4 tsp grated Parmesan
  • Serves: 2
  • Course: Main Course
  • Preparation time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 15 mins
  • Price per person: £1.26
  • Store cupboard: Basic
  • Calories per serving: 761
  • 5-a-day per serving: 1
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Tasty?

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Method

  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the asparagus and the peas in lightly salted boiling water for 3-4 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  3. Melt the margarine/butter in a saucepan over a low heat and gently fry the garlic for 1 minute. Stir in the cream and gently simmer for 1-2 minutes, or until the cream develops a thicker consistency. Add the peas and asparagus and cook for 1 minute, or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Drain the pasta and toss with the cream sauce and 2 tsp of the grated Parmesan. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve topped with the remaining Parmesan.


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