Asparagus Pasta

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I’ve been slacking on the recipe blog posts. Summer is always the hardest for me to keep up with. We’ve been on the road in the new RV and enjoying it to the fullest. We spent a week in Oregon, another week and a half in Idaho, and now we’re currently on our way to one of our favorite camp spots in Huntington Beach, CA. I figure I’ll get one up for you right now. I shared this asparagus pasta in my stories yesterday and had so many requests for the recipe I figure it’s a good one to retire from Ninja Insider and share with everyone.

In true blogger fashion here’s some pictures of a few of our stops this summer that are completely unrelated to this new recipe. I can’t help but share a few!

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This asparagus pasta isn’t exactly what I’d call, “Macro friendly.” Sometimes you just want keep old time favorites as they are, without trying to add a bunch of protein or shed all the fat. This is a great side dish well worth fitting into your macros for the day.

What can I pair with this asparagus pasta to make a macro balanced meal?

Can I make this Gluten Free?

Of course! An easy way to do so is to just use your favorite gluten free pasta. I like Banza pasta but I’m sure if you’re gluten free you already have a favorite.

Can I make this Dairy Free?

You can skip the parmesan (or swap in some nutritional yeast) and just swap the butter for more olive oil or ghee.

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I hope you love this asparagus pasta as much as I have over the years. My mom got this recipe from a friend and used to make it for us all the time. You could always count on a bowl of leftover asparagus pasta to be in the fridge at any given time.

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. Tag me on Instagram if you make it! I absolutely love seeing you guys making my recipes and sharing, it means a lot.

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Asparagus Pasta

Krista's sharing her all time favorite pasta dish! This is a great dish to bring to BBQ or serve with some grilled chicken or steak.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people
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  • 16 ounces ziti or penne pasta
  • 2 pounds asparagus spears
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil, 75g
  • 4 tablespoons butter, 56g
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 teaspoons red chili pepper flakes
  • 2-5 dashes of Tabasco sauce, start 2 with if you’ve never made this before(1 dash is about 1/8 teaspoon)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2/3 cup parmigiano reggiano (or parmesan cheese), 56g


  • Cook the pasta according the package directions using salted water. Strain once cooked and set aside.
  • Rinse the asparagus and remove crunchy ends. Slice remaining asparagus into 2″ pieces.
  • In a large pan over medium hight heat, heat up the olive oil and butter. Once the butter is melted add the garlic. Let cook about 30 seconds.
  • Add the asparagus, red pepper flakes, Tobasco sauce (start with 3 dashes if unsure of spice level), and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  • Let cook about 5 minutes until the asparagus begins to soften. Be careful not to overcook, you don’t want mushy asparagus.
  • Stir in the cooked pasta and parmesan cheese. Serve warm with extra parmesan cheese if desired.


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Serve with grilled chicken or steak for a well balanced meal!
Take warm to a summer BBQ!


Serving: 200g, Calories: 348kcal, Carbohydrates: 42.9g, Protein: 10.7g, Fat: 16.4g, Fiber: 3.8g
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