Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Another nifty way to eat fresh asparagus. Don't you also get so tired of hollandaise sauce sometimes? I mean, come on, there HAS to be other great ways to eat this yummy green veggie. I got this recipe from and have made it several times.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet, cook garlic, red pepper flakes and hot pepper sauce in heated oil AND butter for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add asparagus,salt and pepper.
  3. Saute until asparagus is tender, but is still crisp (8 minutes?).
  4. Add parmesan cheese and mix well.
  5. Pour over hot pasta and toss to coat.
  6. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

This is a keeper. But I will have to watch how much red pepper and Tabasco sauce I put in for my family. They thought it was a bit hot, I thought it was just right. So if this is too hot for you remember B&B's tip...drink really works.

Charlotte J June 03, 2002

Kari, this was great! It was so easy to make and looked so pretty with the bright green on the angel hair that I used. I took this recipe with me on my trip to make for the family, and they loved it too. I use New Mexico red chile flakes, and it really has a good bite to it, so I toned down the Tabasco, but put the bottle on the table for the real chile-heads! Thanks for posting a great recipe.

Miss Annie June 20, 2002

As DH said, 'this is awesome!' This was so easy to make and the bright green of the asparagus with the pasta looks great. This was a bit spicy for my wimpy tastebuds but can easily tone it down for the next time I make it (DH can spice up his serving). I didn't use any Tabasco sauce. Also, next time I will at least double the cheese. Really enjoyed this nice change from a tomato-based sauce. Thanks for the recipe.

Ducky March 19, 2003