Pasta With Asparagus and Balsamic Reduction

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

My mother made this for a dinner party I loved it so much she gave me the recipe

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. bring water to boil cook pasta.
  2. mean while.
  3. place balsamic in a pan cook at med heat untill it reduces to a syrup.
  4. chopp asparagus in about 1 inch pices place in frying pan with red onion and a bit of the oil and a bit of water cover alow to stream untill asparagus changes dark green and onion is cooked.
  5. drain pasta.
  6. top with asparagus and red onion then drizzel balsamic over and top with lots of parm.
  7. add salt peper to taste.


Most Helpful

I was very surprised to find that I really liked this recipe a lot. I used 1/2 red onion and probably about 30 spears of asparagus because I like the veggies, but the recipe was great as is too. The reduction gave it a very nice flavor. (Just don't breath in through your nose over the stove top as you're boiling the reduction. That will clean out your sinuses.)

Leetie16 September 09, 2008

Made this tonight for a quick, summer dinner ... I incresed the veggies and added tomatoes due to reviews - also threw in chunks of fresh mozz because I had it on hand. This would be great hot or cold, I'll make again for dinner and to take for healthy weekday lunches. Good find!

SMScooking July 10, 2012

This was tasty, though a bit less flavorful than I wanted it to be, even after adding garlic, salt, pepper, and a little fresh lemon juice to the asparagus while cooking. I omitted the onions, maybe that had something to do with it. Everything else followed the recipe. I like that it was very simple and quick to make, I had all the ingredients on hand (except onions because I hate them), and it's a great way to use fresh asparagus. I'll be making this again, maybe with much more lemon to put some zing into it.

poppy_cooks May 22, 2012

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