Roasted Asparagus Pasta With Garlic Butter

Recipe by Lalaloula
READY IN: 30mins


  • 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


  • Boil pasta in salted water according to package directions until al dente.
  • 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.
  • During the last five minutes of roasting add the sesame seeds to get them nice and toasty, too.
  • 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.
  • Remove the asparagus and sesame seeds from the oven and toss with the pasta. Sprinkle with chives.
  • Enjoy. :).