Asparagus Pasta with Creamy Alfredo Sauce

This quick and easy Asparagus Pasta is ready to rock pasta night! This creamy homemade fettuccine Alfredo recipe features buttery asparagus, flavorful pesto, and a dusting of parmesan cheese for good measure. We love it!

Asparagus Pasta with Creamy Alfredo Sauce

It was only a matter of time that I’d combine two of my favorite foods into one delicious dish.

Tender seasoned asparagus and creamy fettuccine Alfredo were clearly meant to be. I added a little fresh pesto for good measure (oh YES!) and an extra sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese on top and now I basically want to marry this saucy skillet!

Hello easy cheesy comfort food!

I cannot wait for y’all to try this creamy asparagus pasta recipe!

Asparagus Pasta with Creamy Alfredo Sauce Recipe

special diets and swaps

Looking for a T-rex twist on this dreamy creamy Alfredo recipe? Chicken or ham pair fabulously with this dish. You could even try it with shrimp!

Craving more veggies? Rock on! Let some free peas or spinach in on the fun too!

No pesto? No problem! This pesto in this recipe is totally optional and easily skipped if needed.

Asparagus Pasta with Creamy Alfredo Sauce

We’re totally loving the buttery asparagus and kiss of pesto in this creamy, dreamy, Alfredo recipe!

Serve it up with a leafy green salad and some fresh garlic bread to round out the meal – YUM!

Asparagus Pasta with Creamy Alfredo Sauce

This quick and easy Asparagus Pasta is ready to rock pasta night! This creamy homemade fettuccine Alfredo recipe features buttery asparagus, flavorful pesto, and a dusting of parmesan cheese for good measure. We love it!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 6 oz dry fettuccine noodles
  • 8 oz asparagus ends removed
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt pepper, and cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/4-1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper and any additional salt to taste
  • 1 TBSP pesto homemade or store-bought

Instructions

  1. Grab a medium pot and cook fettuccine noodles according to package directions. I like to undercook mine by a minute or two since they will spend a few extra minutes in the sauce.
  2. While your noodles boil, prep and measure out the remaining ingredients.
  3. Heat a skillet to medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add asparagus and cook until tender, approx. 5 minutes. Toss with a teeny pinch of salt, pepper, and of cayenne pepper and set aside.
  4. Once the noodles are al-dente and tender, strain in a colander, and reduce heat to medium-low (about a 4 on the dial).
  5. Add the noodles back to the pot with butter, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  6. Stir frequently with a fork until the sauce thickens (approx. 5-10 minutes).
  7. Once the sauce is deliciously thick and creamy, stir in asparagus and pesto, and grab a teeny bite to taste test. Feel free to add extra garlic, salt, pepper an even some extra cayenne pepper for a little zing!
  8. Top with a little extra grated parmesan cheese (YUM!) and dig in!

If you get a chance to try this tasty vegetarian asparagus pasta recipe, let me know! Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your pasta creation!

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