Rotini with Sausage and Asparagus

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Rotini with Sausage and Asparagus

I made this just a little bit healthier by using whole wheat pasta.  The sausage gives it just the right amount of spice.  This is sort of a copycat recipe from The Olive Garden.  Very good!

  • 1 lb. rotini pasta, cooked
  • 1/2 lb. Italian sausage or breakfast sausage, casings removed
  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Cook sausage in a non-stick pan, breaking it up with a fork until crumbly.  When sausage is completely cooked, drain fat off.  Add heavy cream and butter and simmer until asparagus is cooked.

In the meantime, cut bottom 2 inches off asparagus stems and throw away.  Then cut the remaining stems into 1 inch pieces.  Boil asparagus until tender in a separate pan.  Drain.   Then add asparagus to sausage mixture.

Add hot, drained pasta to sausage mixture and toss to combine all together.  Serve with Parmesan cheese over top.

Makes 4 servings.

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