Recipe For Asparagus And Artichoke Pasta

My friend Jeanne who is better known as Cook Sister! recently was a key note speaker at the Food Bloggers Indaba and in her talk she recommended we submit our pasta recipes to Presto Pasta Nights. This was a natural and perfect suggestion for me, as my friend Cindy had coined “Tandy Tuesday’s” a while back to cover my challenge to make a pasta dish with only 5 ingredients. This is the basis for my weekly pasta dish and I am so glad that there is a whole world out there of people who love making pasta dishes. Pasta is a staple meal in our house and usually we eat pasta on a Friday night. I get home late, and this is the easiest meal to prepare. Any pasta dish can be made in half an hour and does not need constant attention. This is perfect for a family meal, or a meal for one. I recommend always making left overs so that you have lunch for the next day to look forward to.

Asparagus And Artichoke Pasta
Asparagus And Artichoke Pasta

Asparagus and Artichoke Pasta
 
Ingredients
  • 15mls lemon infused olive oil
  • 10 spring onions, chopped
  • 4 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 2 artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 125mls white wine
  • 5 asparagus stalks, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 15mls cream cheese
  • 1 small handful flat leaf parsley, chopped
Method
  1. start cooking your pasta
  2. heat the olive oil in a pan
  3. add the spring onions and sauté until soft
  4. add the mushrooms and cook until soft
  5. add the chorizo and artichoke hearts
  6. add the white wine
  7. as soon as the alcohol has burnt off add the asparagus
  8. season and add the cream cheese
  9. when the cream cheese has melted you may need to add some pasta water to loosen the sauce
  10. toss your pasta through the sauce
  11. add the parsley

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I am submitting this recipe to: Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Once Upon A Feast
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  1. Two of my very favorite vegetables, with chorizo and wine, what a Dish! Sounds really good.

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    1. Thanks Claudia 🙂

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights. I’m thrilled that Jeanne mentioned it at the conference. And always thrilled to have you share a dish with PPN. This one looks amazing.

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    1. thanks Ruth, I love your PPN and am so glad I am part of the weekly dishes. Have a super day 🙂

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  3. We, too, are pasta lovers. It can’t be beat for a quick meal. Yours looks delicious and is fancy enough for company. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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    1. good morning Mary! I think of pasta as comfort good. Have a super day 🙂

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  4. I take it that you used canned artichokes or did you manage to find some fresh ones?

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    1. bottled ones from Woolies this time, but if you do get fresh ones they need to be turned which is time consuming 🙂

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  5. Yes, this one does seem a rather gorgeous combo, artichokes appear far too seldom in my kitchen, I think it’s high time they feature again. Thanks for the mention. xxx

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    1. I keep a jar in the fridge at all times 🙂 and it is my pleasure xxx

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  6. I’ve been using light cream cheese as an alternative to cream in my pasta dishes for a long time now…and this recipw would suit me fine! All ingredients delicious!

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    1. I should get some cream cheese as a regular ingredient as it is so nice to use in pasta dishes 🙂

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  7. What a brilliant pasta dish! Never thought of using asparagus and artichokes in pasta before – YUMMY!
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. thanks Mandy – generally my pasta dishes are a way of cleaning out my fridge 🙂

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      1. Leftovers are always what inspire Pete’s pasta dishes too. xo

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        1. it is better thank throwing things away 🙂

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  8. I am a devout addict of artichokes and asparagus – and the thought of them married together, with chorizo and pasta, sends me into happy heaven!

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    1. John Torode says the flavours are too big to go together, but I disagree! This was a good pasta dish 🙂

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