Asparagus Pasta Supreme

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Found this recipe in a magazine, lovely way to serve the new seasons asparagus.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. I have used 1 Tbsp hot olive oil in place of butter and mixed some fromage frais into pasta for a change.
  2. Boil or steam asparagus in lightly salted water until just tender (approx 8-10 minutes) Cook pasta in another large pan of boiling salted water.
  3. Meanwhile, heat butter in a medium pan.
  4. Drain asparagus and cut spears in to short lengths, then add them to the butter.
  5. Add a little seasoning, then pour the asparagus mixture over the drained pasta.
  6. Sprinkle with dill and mix well.
  7. Serve at once with the grated Parmesan.


Most Helpful

This was delightful, Eve. I steamed the fresh asparagus in my vegetable steamer, just until it reached that barely tender point. I also added a little garlic to the butter and then sauteed the asparagus. Made a very delicious meatless dinner. Really enjoyed it and left-overs were good the next day for lunch. Thanks.

ratherbeswimmin' January 16, 2004

I mixed half oil and butter which a sauteed onion and garlic then added the asparagus. I also did have to add some of the pasta water to the pasta before serving. Was delish!

Rita~ April 22, 2003

This had good flavour, but I had to add almost a whole cup of butter because the pasta was so dry I couldn't stir it (I'd unfortunately already drained the pasta water down the sink). I think next time I'll use only a half-pound of pasta so the butter goes further. I got WAY more than 4 servings out of it, as well. Good taste, just needs some tweaking to work out right for us.

Felix4067 June 05, 2006

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