Asparagus Pasta Recipe

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Naomi Willis Modified: March 25, 2022
Asparagus Pasta Recipe

How To Make Asparagus Pasta

Asparagus is a nutrient-rich vegetable and what better way to enjoy them in your regular pasta! This asparagus pasta is delicious and surprisingly creamy!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 1lbthin asparagus,cut into 2-inch pieces, tough ends trimmed
  • 6ozpasta,uncooked
  • 1tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 3garlic cloves,crushed
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1large egg yolk
  • ¼cupParmigiano Reggiano cheese,freshly grated


  1. In a large pot, boil 4 cups of water with salt.

  2. When boiling, add asparagus and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes until tender-crisp.

  3. Drain asparagus in a colander reserving 1 cup of liquid before draining.

  4. Fill a pot with salted water. Cover and boil for pasta. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a sauté pan.

  5. Add garlic and cook until golden. Add asparagus, salt, and pepper then sauté for about 1 to 2 minutes, tossing with oil and garlic.

  6. In a small bowl, combine egg yolk, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, ¼ cup reserved asparagus liquid, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

  7. After pasta is drained, return to pot and mix with egg mixture.

  8. Cook on medium-low for about 2 minutes until sauce thickens and sticks to the pasta. Toss in asparagus and mix well.

  9. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. If pasta seems too dry add more reserved liquid a tablespoon at a time. Serve with additional grated cheese.


  • Calories: 265.07kcal
  • Fat: 7.71g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.57g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.74g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.89g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.68g
  • Fiber: 3.92g
  • Sugar: 3.39g
  • Protein: 12.23g
  • Cholesterol: 52.43mg
  • Sodium: 408.39mg
  • Calcium: 158.27mg
  • Potassium: 353.17mg
  • Iron: 3.28mg
  • Vitamin A: 78.66µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.05mg
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