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Garlic Butter Asparagus Pasta

Garlic Butter Asparagus Pasta – Orzo Pasta and fresh Asparagus tossed in a garlic butter sauce and parmesan cheese.  It’s a 20-minute, garlicky, cheesy, and amazing side dish!

Garlic Butter Asparagus Pasta - Orzo Pasta and fresh Asparagus tossed in a garlic butter sauce and parmesan cheese. It's a 20-minute, garlicky and cheesy pasta dinner! Get the recipe on diethood.com



And so it begins! Spring recipes ALL the things!

Buuuuut, if I am going to be perfectly honest, this “spring weather” is still beggin’ for Minestrone Soup and Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake.

So, Hellooooh, friends! How are you?? Spring Break is next week for us and we have ZERO plans. Staycationing is the way to go. All the cool kids are doing it!
Besides, our planned one-month summer break in Macedonia should make up for it. Can’t WAIT!

ORZO PASTA RECIPE

Also in the good-news bucket, THIS creamy orzo pasta recipe with 6 INGREDIENTS + 20 MINUTES = 1-0 for us!

Garlic Butter Asparagus Pasta - Orzo Pasta and fresh Asparagus tossed in a garlic butter sauce and parmesan cheese. It's a 20-minute, garlicky and cheesy pasta dinner! Get the recipe on diethood.com

Garlic Butter is the sauce of Gods. It has to be. Just look at that layer of golden orzo and beautiful asparagus covered in said buttery amazingness… music to my tummy.

HOW TO PREPARE GARLIC BUTTER ASPARAGUS PASTA

This is one of those side dishes that forces me to go back and steal just one more bite (make that TEN) while I’m packing it up to put away in the fridge. Or worse? Packing it up into my husband’s lunch container! That means I’ll never see it again! Or at least not until I make it again… which will be tomorrow.

  1. Add butter to a skillet, stir in garlic and cook for 5 minutes. Continue to stir so the garlic doesn’t burn.
  2. Then, stir in the prepared orzo and asparagus stalks, along with the cheese, milk, parsley, salt and pepper.
  3. Cook for 1 minute, garnish with parmesan cheese, and serve.

Garlic Butter Asparagus Pasta - Orzo Pasta and fresh Asparagus tossed in a garlic butter sauce and parmesan cheese. It's a 20-minute, garlicky and cheesy pasta dinner! Get the recipe on diethood.com

IF your Friday night plans included pizza and a movie, scratch that. No, not the movie! Just the pizza. Trust me, the Garlic Butter Asparagus Pasta comes together WAY quicker than any pizza ever could. EVEN the frozen kind. Yep, faster than delivery, too!

Come awn, git ‘er done!

ENJOY!

WATCH HOW TO MAKE GARLIC BUTTER ASPARAGUS PASTA

 

Garlic Butter Asparagus Pasta - Orzo Pasta and fresh Asparagus tossed in a garlic butter sauce and parmesan cheese. It's a 20-minute, garlicky and cheesy pasta dinner! Get the recipe on diethood.com

Garlic Butter Asparagus Pasta

Katerina | Diethood
Orzo Pasta and fresh Asparagus tossed in a garlic butter sauce and parmesan cheese. It’s a 20-minute, garlicky, cheesy, and amazing side dish!
5 from 6 votes
Servings : 4 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup dry orzo
  • 1- pound fresh asparagus , tips only (cut the asparagus about 2 to 3-inches from the top)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/4- cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • shredded parmesan cheese for garnish , optional

Instructions
 

  • Prepare orzo according to the directions on the package.
  • Add the asparagus tips to the orzo the last 2-minutes of cooking.
  • Remove from heat and drain.
In the meantime prepare the garlic-butter sauce.
  • Add butter to a skillet and melt over medium heat.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned, stirring very frequently. Do not burn the garlic.
  • Add orzo and asparagus to the skillet; stir in the cheese, milk, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 1 minute, or until heated through.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with parmesan cheese.
  • Serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 295 kcal | Carbohydrates: 33 g | Protein: 10 g | Fat: 13 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Cholesterol: 35 mg | Sodium: 204 mg | Potassium: 333 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 1360 IU | Vitamin C: 8.4 mg | Calcium: 121 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Net Carbs: 30 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: asparagus recipes, side dish recipes, vegetarian dish
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58 comments on “Garlic Butter Asparagus Pasta”

  1. Delicious!! I halved the amount of orzo, parmesan and milk and decreased the butter to 1tbs to make a smaller amount. It was perfect for me and my husband. Had it with some lemon pepper chicken.

  2. Just whipped this up and it’s so delicious! Love the creamy texture. I added little grape tomatoes and some baby spinach into the melted butter and garlic mixture. Great side dish! Thanks for the recipe <3

  3. Delicous and easy to prepare. I have made this several times and it never disappoints.

    Yesterday, I used Kerrigold Garlic & Herb butter instead of plain butter, and it added some great flavor, and if you can find it, I suggest trying it.

    I also added some grilled shrimp to make it a complete meal.

  4. Deeee-licious! Maybe not as easy as I wanted it to be, but it will be when make it again and again. I’ll have everything measured, prepped and ready to go. Just wanted to let you know how yummy I thought it was!

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