Penne With Pistachios, Asparagus, and Cream

Recipe by MsPia
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 10 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook the asparagus in a stockpot in boiling salted water, uncovered, over medium-high heat until tender, about 3 minutes. Remove the asparagus, saving the water so the pasta can be prepared in the same pot.
  • Sauté garlic in butter in a sauté pan over medium heat.
  • Meanwhile start cooking the pasta, according to package directions.
  • Add the asparagus and pepper.
  • Increase heat to high and pour in the wine, stirring for about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium.
  • Pour the half and half and the cream over asparagus mixture and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Season with salt.
  • When pasta is done, drain and return to pot.
  • Combine asparagus sauce with pasta, stirring over medium heat.
  • Add cheese, stirring until it melts; transfer to platter.
  • Garnish with pistachio nuts and serve immediately.
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