Pasta with Goat Cheese and Asparagus Recipe

Looking for easy pasta recipes?  Combine angel hair pasta with fresh asparagus and toss it in a creamy goat cheese and Parmesan sauce.  Filling, easy and delicious!  This is one asparagus recipe you will be adding to your weekly menu plan!

Angel Hair Pasta with Asparagus in a creamy cheese sauce

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Pasta is What’s For Dinner!

Back when I was a kid, Sundays were a time of rest. Other than church, there really wasn’t much going on during a Sunday afternoon. As a result, mom had all day to hang around the house while a roast cooked in the oven.

We frequently had a fancy Sunday dinner that included a roasted chicken or New England style pot roast that had slow cooked in the oven for several hours. Nowadays, Sundays seem to be a bit more complicated. There are kids activities to deal with, errands to run, a house to clean and a to do list that is way too long.

However, I am also adamant that the family sit down to dinner together every night. This pasta with goat cheese and asparagus recipe is the perfect solution to busy weeknight meals!  Don’t be afraid of cooking with goat cheese.  Seriously!  Check out Food and Wine for information about how to choose the best goat cheese for this asparagus recipe. 

asparagus on a plate

Pasta with Goat Cheese and Asparagus Recipe

Sunday dinner may not be the same as it was 30 years ago but it is still an important sit down meal with my family. This asparagus recipe is perfect for April because cool weather brings fresh asparagus to our seasonal food lineup. Angle hair pasta cooks very quickly, as does everything else in this asparagus recipe!

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A quick and easy Sunday dinner allows for the to do list to get done while still letting me enjoy quality time with my family. Now, if I could just figure out how to get my asparagus to grow better in my garden. At this point I only get about 6 stalks of asparagus during the entire growing season so I am stuck buying it at the grocery store or farmer’s market for this asparagus recipe. Any tips on how to grow it myself?

Pasta with Goat Cheese and Asparagus Recipe

 Pasta with Goat Cheese and Asparagus Recipe

Yield: 4

Pasta with Goat Cheese and Asparagus Recipe

Angel Hair Pasta with Asparagus in a creamy cheese sauce

Fresh asparagus, angle hair pasta, and a creamy sauce made with goat cheese and Parmesan. It is an easy dinner recipe with loads of flavor

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound angel hair pasta
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus additional for serving
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 to 4 TBSP fresh parsley for serving.

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions
  2. In a large saute pan, heat 2 TBSP butter over medium heat.
  3. Saute garlic and asparagus 3 to 4 minutes or until asparagus is just starting to get tender. Remove asparagus with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, add remaining 2 TBSP butter.
  5. Whisk in the flour and mix until combined
  6. Add the chicken stock and stir til slightly thickened.
  7. Add in the goat cheese and Parmesan cheese. Mix until melted and smooth.
  8. Season cheese sauce with fresh pepper and salt to taste.
  9. Remove from heat and add cooked pasta and asparagus. Toss to coat
  10. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 513Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 671mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 32g

Nutrition information not always accurate

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