Asparagus cream pasta

Asparagus cream pasta

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 2
Making a cream out of the stalks means that every mouthful of pasta will have a delicious taste of asparagus

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal931
  • fat47g
  • saturates26g
  • carbs100g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre5g
  • protein28g
  • salt0.53g
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  • 1 bunch asparagus



    Labour-intensive to grow, asparagus are the young shoots of a cultivated lily plant. They're…

  • 142ml tub double cream
  • 2 garlic clove, peeled, but left whole
  • 50g Parmesan, half grated, half shaved



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 250g tagliatelle


  1. To prepare the asparagus, cut off and discard the woody ends, then neatly cut the tips away from the stalks. Keep the tips and stalks separate. In a small saucepan bring the cream and garlic to the boil. Take off the heat, remove the garlic, then set the pan aside.

  2. Cook the stalks in boiling salted water for about 4-5 mins until tender, drain, then tip into the cream with the grated parmesan. Blitz with a hand blender until smooth.

  3. Cook the pasta according to pack instructions, then throw in the tips 2 mins before the end of cooking time. Gently reheat the cream, drain pasta, then tip into a bowl with the cream. Toss, divide into pasta bowls, top with parmesan shavings and serve.

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Comments (95)

lovnit14's picture

very tasty, i have made this twice, first time i had no parmesan so used normal cheddar instead, and i must admit i preffered with cheddar, but i am not a massive fan of parmesan. also used single cream to keep calories down.

margot_vds's picture

Very nice, but I have added some things. I am since over a year 5 days out of 7 a vegetarian and I love cooking new things. But they need to be quite tasty as I love my spices ...

So I added brocoli to this recipe and some spiced tofu (to add some "filling"). In the sauce itself I added a vegetable bouillon cube and pepper and salt.

My husband loved it and so did I :-)

mr66hamedi's picture

Simple, tasty & healthy...

barmaid1983's picture

Tried this recipe twice, first time I added diced chicken and the second time I added bacon and left the garlic in the cream when blitzed. Both tasted great but better with the bacon. Highly recommend

alexamjones's picture

Added some crispy fried bacon (3 large rashers) chopped into small pieces at the end. Worked well.

fluffysammy's picture

Just this min finished eatting this and all i can say is yummy! I will def be making it again and again and again, I added some smoked bacon to the sauce after i blitzed it.

ghlovesfood's picture

Really lovely dish. I cooked off some white wine in a pan before adding the garlic and cream, and added plenty of black pepper. I served it with the parmesan and some toasted pinenuts. Delicious. Even my 2 year old scoffed his portion!

le-vignoble's picture

Fab, fab, fab. This recipe is so easy. My husband, who isn't fond of pasta, asked me to make this and absolutely loved it.

kjf_uk's picture

A nice basis for a dish, but you really need to add something to it, or it's just too bland.

sharonanne's picture

If you grow your own veg try this dish with runner beans when they start - it's equally as good if not better!

abisnail's picture

Very yummy. Make sure there's enough parmesan to sprinkle on the top though as this really brings it to life.

sozzer99's picture

simple but effective, a luxurious tasting yet easy to make dish

lindeens's picture

Super tasty! Served with lean smoked duck.

lindeens's picture

Lovely dish! Even meat lovers will like it ;) Next time will add a bit smoked smth I think just to make more rich in taste.

youngcooksophie's picture

omg looks lush, will definitely try this

cleveland's picture

Really nice pasta, great taste and very naughty! think next time i do it i will leave the garlic in, we added some bacon and a touch of chilli oil to give it a kick. May try using creme fraiche next time instead of cream to reduce the calories. Love it though!!

karenian's picture

High in cals but worth it. I too added a splash of white wine and as hubby a definite meat eater added some chicken breast, Yum!

jennac's picture

This was a big hit! I added pancetta (as my boyfriend will not eat a meal without meat!) and some mushrooms - really lovely and will definitely make again!

natalie1977's picture

Very tasty, easy and quick. I've added chicken and bacon a few times too.

macindo's picture

Lovely dish, I added some lemon juice of half a lemon & some frozen peas. Also some extra parmesan because I'm a cheese addict.


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