Uncle Bill's Asparagus Pasta Primavera

    40 minutes

    I grow a small patch of asparagus and wanted to develop a recipe that is tasty. This recipe is easy to make and does not require anyone to be an expert in cooking.


    British Columbia, Canada
    4 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 120g butter
    • 3 tablespoons (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
    • 8 large garlic cloves, minced
    • 750g fresh asparagus
    • 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh button mushrooms
    • 1/2 cup chopped cooked ham
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
    • 4 large plum tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 375g uncooked linquine
    • 1/2 cup (125g) grated Parmesan cheese or Padano cheese

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a large frying pan over medium heat, melt butter and add olive oil, stir to mix.
    2. Add garlic, cook for 3 minutes, stirring often.
    3. Snap off the tough portion of the asparagus and discard. Cut asparagus into 2cm pieces and add to frying pan, cover and cook for 1 minute.
    4. Add the mushrooms, ham, basil, oregano and rosemary, cover and cook for 5 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender; stirring occasionally.
    5. Stir in the tomatoes, salt and pepper and cook for 3 minutes longer or until tomatoes are heated through.
    6. Meanwhile, cook linguine according to package directions, al dente; drain and place linquine in a large bowl.
    7. Add asparagus mixture and toss to coat.
    8. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan or Padano cheese. Serve immediately.

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    Was easy and delicious. But will use fresh vegetables next time.  -  06 Sep 2009


    Used different ingredients. I used tinned asparagus and tinned mushrooms. Because I had them in the pantry. Sorry Uncle Bill!  -  06 Sep 2009