Use Green Giant® frozen veggies instead of the fresh.
Fresh asparagus is easy to prepare. Just rinse with cool water to remove any grit in the tips, and snap off the ends where they naturally break. Then cut into pieces of the desired size.
To reduce calories and fat, just use reduced-fat cream cheese with chives and onion and fat-free half-and-half.
Penne or rotini make good subs for the bow-tie pasta in this recipe.