Creamy Asparagus and Olive Bowties

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 25 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 45 min.
Try this easy pasta meal when you crave something rich, creamy and delicious in a flash.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp chopped thyme
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) asparagus sliced into 2-inch pieces, blanched
  • 1 cup olives, halved
  • 3/4 cup sliced sundried tomatoes, hydrated
  • 7 cups (1 1/4 pounds) cooked farfalle pasta

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute until translucent. Stir in chicken stock, cream, mustard, lemon juice, thyme, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes. Mix in asparagus, olives and sundried tomatoes. Toss in pasta and cook for 3-4 minutes until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 593
  Calories from Fat 102 (17%)
(18%)Total Fat 12g
(17%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(5%)Cholesterol 15mg
(25%)Sodium 599mg
(18%)Potassium 635mg
Total Carbohydrate 102g
(25%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(40%)Protein 20g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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