Asparagus And Artichoke Pasta

I am submitting this recipe for asparagus and artichoke pasta to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Once Upon A Feast

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

  • 15 mls lemon infused olive oil
  • 10 spring onions chopped
  • 4 mushrooms sliced
  • 1 chorizo sausage sliced
  • 2 artichoke hearts chopped
  • 125 mls white wine
  • 5 asparagus stalks chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 15 mls cream cheese
  • 1 small handful flat leaf parsley chopped

Instructions

  • start cooking your pasta
  • heat the olive oil in a pan
  • add the spring onions and sauté until soft
  • add the mushrooms and cook until soft
  • add the chorizo and artichoke hearts
  • add the white wine
  • as soon as the alcohol has burnt off add the asparagus
  • season and add the cream cheese
  • when the cream cheese has melted you may need to add some pasta water to loosen the sauce
  • toss your pasta through the sauce
  • add the parsley

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19 thoughts on “Asparagus And Artichoke Pasta

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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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