Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

A clipped out recipe from one of the TOH magazines submitted by J Fisher. She originally added red pepper flakes and hot sauce (1 tsp flakes & 3 dashes hot sauce) to this dish but due to allergies in our home I had to take those out and adjust with a bit more pepper and some extra garlic. I hope you enjoy it. I love making this in the Spring when asparagus is very fresh and has small stalks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil and butter and then saute garlic and oregano for 2-3 minutes, stirring often so they do not burn.
  2. Add asparagus pieces, salt, and pepper and saute until asparagus is crisp-tender (about 8-10 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  3. Add parmesan cheese and mix well.
  4. Pour over hot prepared pasta and toss to coat.
  5. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

This is a great, quick Italian dish. I love asparagus so I knew I couldn't go wrong. The fresh garlic and oregano make it full of flavor. I have to admit I added more fresh parmesan because I love it. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe. Made for ZWT7 for the Gardening, Herbs & Spices Forum Challenge for the Vivacious Violets.

Lainey6605 June 02, 2011

Great dish. We like spicy foods, so I added the red pepper. Delish! Made for 123 Hit tag. Another good one, Hokie.

BakinBaby January 20, 2009

I made this recipe to serve with a grilled steak. It was the success of the dinner and brought on more rave reviews than the filet mignon that I grilled. The blend of flavors was delicious. I printed the recipe and my dinner guest took it home with them so they could make it again for themselves.

designsbylwallac October 22, 2008