Springtime Herb Pasta with Asparagus

A comforting dish with fresh flavor.  

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  • 1 pound thin asparagus spears
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 4 tablespoons fresh herbs, chopped (basil, mint, parsely, oregano)
  • 7 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 9 ounces of your favorite pasta
  • 4 ounces of grated parmesan


  1. Trim the tough ends from the asparagus spears. Chop asparagus spears into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Chop fresh herbs and garlic cloves. Place herbs and one garlic clove (chopped) with asparagus spears.
  3. Place cream in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil with remaining chopped garlic. Let simmer until garlic is tender and then remove from heat.
  4. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil and butter.
  5. Sauté half of the asparagus spears for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add in remaining asparagus and cream. Bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat to simmer until cream begins to thicken, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat.
  8. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain thoroughly.
  9. Add pasta to large pan with sauce and toss together with parmesan.
  10. Serve immediately. Enjoy!