Simple Spring Pasta

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Simple Spring Pasta – fettuccine tossed in a light garlic sauce with fresh asparagus and juicy tomatoes.



  • 8oz. fettuccine noodles
  • 3 Tablespoons butter (or olive oil)
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 bunch asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup broth or dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup reserved pasta water


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; begin cooking fettuccine noodles according to package.
  2. Melt butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet.  Add onion and cook for 2 minutes.  Add garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt.  Cook for an additional 2 minutes.  Deglaze pan with broth/wine.
  3. Add asparagus to skillet.  Cook for 2 minutes and then add the tomatoes to the skillet.  Toss and let cook for an additional 4 minutes or until asparagus is tender but still has a slight crunch.  Add pasta water and transfer pasta to skillet.  Toss pasta and vegetables.  Serve immediately (excellent with shaved parmesan cheese and basil – or on its own!).

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