Asparagus Pasta With Toasted Pecans

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“I recently had a back log of Southern Living Magazines waiting for me to go through. When I came across this pasta recipe, I just knew it was one I couldn't let get away without trying. I am posting it here so I will always know where to find it! This dish makes a great main course or side dish. I prepared this dish as soon as I had all the ingredients on hand and I have to say, it is as delicious as it sounds! This is a very easy recipe to add your desired amount of chicken or shrimp, if you like. I hope you think it looks as tempting as I did ; )!”
READY IN:
25mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prepare pasta according to package direction; rinse and drain.
  2. Snap off tough ends of asparagus, and slice into 2-inch pieces.
  3. Sauté asparagus in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat; 4 minutes.
  4. Stir in red bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  7. Stir in salt and pepper.
  8. Toss together pasta, asparagus mixture, basil, 1/2 cup cheese, butter and 1/2 cup pecans.
  9. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and 1/2 cup pecans.
  10. Garnish if desired.
  11. Serves 6.

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