Garlic Butter Asparagus Pasta

Chef’s Note

“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!”








  • 1 cup dry orzo pasta
  • 1 lbfresh asparagus, tips only (cut the asparagus about 2 to 3-inches from the top)
  • 4 tablespoonsbutter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 14 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoonsskim milk
  • 1 tablespoonfresh parsley
  • salt & fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • shredded parmesan cheese (to garnish) (optional)
  • Directions

  • 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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