Saturday, October 24, 2009

Creamy Pasta with Asparagus

I got this recipe from Favorite Family Recipes. It is really delicious. We loved it! The guests we served it to raved about it.
Creamy Pasta with Asparagus
1 pkg. bow tie pasta
1/2 c. (1 cube) butter (the real stuff)
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1-2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 pint heavy cream
salt & pepper to taste
10-15 spears asparagus, blanched
1/2 c. bacon, crumbled (Honestly, can you ever have too much bacon?)
1/4 c. toasted pinenuts (I left these out.)
Parsley, to taste
Parmesan cheese, to taste

Boil bow tie pasta in salted water until al dente. Do NOT over cook. In wok or heavy skillet melt butter. Add minced garlic and saute a minute or so. Add Parmesan Cheese and bouillon cube(s). When the bouillon cube is dissolved, slowly stir in heavy cream and salt & pepper. Add cooked pasta to cream sauce and toss until pasta is well covered. Add blanched asparagus. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon, toasted pinenuts, parsley & Parmesan cheese and toss together. Serve immediately.

I added Chicken to the recipe because my hubby likes to have a little meat with his meal. I just cooked about 3-4 small chicken breasts in a skillet and seasoned it with lemon pepper. It was a great addition to the pasta!

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