Asparagus With Basil And Ricotta Recipe

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Servings: 4

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. 1. Bring 4 qts of salted water to a boil in a large pot for cooking the pasta.
  2. 2. Snap off the tough ends from the asparagus spears. Cut the spears in half lengthwise (thicker spears should be quartered), then slice them on the bias into 1-inch pcs. Steam the asparagus till crisp-tender, about 2 min. Set the cooked asparagus aside.
  3. 3. Combine the two cheeses with the basil, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Set the mxiture aside.
  4. 4. While preparing the sauce, cook the pasta. Just before it is done, carefully remove 1/3 c. of the cooking liquid and stir it into the cheese
  5. mix. The cheese sauce should be smooth and creamy.
  6. 5. Drain the pasta, making sure which some water still clings to the noodles. Toss the warm pasta with the ricotta mix and asparagus. Mix well to coat the pasta with the sauce. Transfer portions to hot pasta bowls and serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 279g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 435  
Calories from Fat 128 29%
Total Fat 14.35g 18%
Saturated Fat 8.51g 34%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 927mg 39%
Potassium 493mg 14%
Total Carbs 51.25g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4.4g 15%
Sugars 4.17g 3%
Protein 25.82g 41%
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