Asparagus is my favorite vegetable. This fettuccine sauce is fast, uses hardly any ingredients and really showcases the asparagus.
If you don't have fettuccine noodles, you can use whatever's on your shelf. (I used macaroni...)
4 oz. GF uncooked fettuccine
1 lb fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 T. butter
4 oz. cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 T. lemon juice
2 t. grated lemon peel
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the asparagus, onion and garlic in butter until tender.
Add remaining ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is blended. Drain fettuccine; toss with asparagus mixture.