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Tagliatelle Pasta with Asparagus and Gorgonzola Sauce

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4
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Here’s a stunning surprise for your Italian cuisine night! Serve tagliatelle pasta with asparagus and creamy gorgonzola sauce – have this herbed and cheesy pasta dinner ready in just 25 minutes!

Ingredients

1
lb asparagus
8
oz uncooked tagliatelle pasta or fettuccine
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (4 oz)
1/2
teaspoon freshly cracked pepper

Directions

  • 1 Break off tough ends of asparagus as far down as stalks snap easily. Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Cook pasta as directed on package, adding asparagus during last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onions, parsley and garlic in oil about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender. Reduce heat to medium.
  • 3 Add pasta, asparagus and cheese to mixture in skillet. Cook about 3 minutes, tossing gently, until cheese is melted and pasta is evenly coated. Sprinkle with pepper.

Expert Tips

Let your ingredents join forces! Adding vegetables to pasta water during the last minutes of cooking saves a major step (and saves you extra pans).

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
27%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
640mg
27%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
2g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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