Roasted Asparagus Pasta With Garlic Butter

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I was sent a link to a wonderful sounding asparagus pasta recipe with balsamic butter by a wonderful friend of mine. It sounded so good, but had a few ingredients that I didnt have on hand, so I created my own version of it. Here it is: An Italian Dish with a small Asian twist to it. I hope youll enjoy it! :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 500 g green asparagus, cleaned and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 teaspoons oil
  • 180 g whole wheat penne (or use bow ties or corkscrew macaroni)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 -3 tablespoon garlic butter (for me 1 tbs is plenty, but adjust according to your liking)
  • 14 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 12 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • salt and black pepper


  1. Boil pasta in salted water according to package directions until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile toss the asparagus with the oil, sprinkle with salt and black pepper to taste and roast in the preheated oven at 200°C/400°F for 10-15 minutes. It should be roasty, but not too dark.
  3. During the last five minutes of roasting add the sesame seeds to get them nice and toasty, too.
  4. Drain pasta and add to a big mixing bowl. Add the butter (as much as you need to get the pasta shiny) and cheese. Mix well.
  5. Remove the asparagus and sesame seeds from the oven and toss with the pasta. Sprinkle with chives.
  6. Enjoy. :).
Most Helpful

Delicious! Prepared exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing.

Dreamer in Ontario October 26, 2013

We made this pasta recipe last night for dinner and it was very fresh tasting and easy for a weeknight. The 2 of us ate the whole thing with no leftovers. I enjoyed mine drizzled with olive oil. Thanks for posting! Made for May 2013 Veggie Swap.

Dr. Jenny May 14, 2013

This is the perfect dinner for me. DH is not a huge pasta veggie dinner eater but I could eat pasta and veggies every day or soup. So I made this on one of his late work nights and it was wonderful. I usually add broccolli but the asparagus at the organic market looked so good I bought 5 lbs. The roasted flavors just add to the tecture and the depth of the meal. Thank you so much for a new idea. I will make this again very soon! Made for AS/NZ Swap Mar2012

Chef1MOM-Connie March 06, 2012