Beef & Asparagus Pasta Toss

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water 10 minutes or until almost tender.
  2. Add asparagus; continue cooking 3 to 4 minutes or until pasta and asparagus are tender.
  3. Drain well.
  4. Meanwhile brown ground beef in large non-stick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is not pink, breaking up into 3/4 inch crumbles.
  5. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon.
  6. Pour off drippings.
  7. Heat oil in same skillet over medium heat until hot.
  8. Add shallots and garlic; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Add beef; toss to mix.
  11. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  12. Combine beef mixture with pasta and asparagus in large bowl; toss well.
  13. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired.


Most Helpful

While this was a good basic recipe, it was missing something and was a bit dry. So at the end, I added in a couple of tablespoons of butter, plus a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, mixed well, and that seemed to do the trick! Everyone loved the dish, even with me making it with multigrain pasta instead of white pasta.

ComputerUp July 10, 2011

What a great meal. I thought that there wouldn't be enough oil to coat the pasta but I made this as written and trusted in the recipe. I"m glad I did! The wife and kids loved it and asked me to add it to the regular rotation. The leftovers were great the next day, too.

gpotts5626 February 21, 2010

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