Beef & Asparagus Pasta Toss UPDATED --
30 Minutes or Less
  • Total Recipe Time: 30 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings


  1. 1 pound Ground Beef
  2. 3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  3. 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  4. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  5. 1/4 cup minced shallots (about 2 large)
  6. 2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced
  7. Salt and pepper
  8. 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water 10 minutes or until almost tender. Add asparagus; continue cooking 3 to 4 minutes or until pasta and asparagus are tender. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; pour off drippings.
  3. Heat oil in same skillet over medium heat until hot. Add shallots and garlic; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add beef; toss to mix. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  4. Combine beef mixture with pasta and asparagus in large bowl; toss well. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
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