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Pasta Salad with Asparagus


A simple shortcut gives this pasta its delectable creaminess: a package of garlic-and-herb-flavored spreadable cheese. It melts into the pasta, generously coating each piece. You can substitute any seasonal vegetables for the asparagus.

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  • 8 oz. farfalle (bow-tie pasta)
  • 2 cups diagonally sliced thin asparagus (1 inch)
  • 1 (5.2- to 6.5-oz.) pkg. garlic and herb spreadable cheese, such as Boursin
  • 3/4 cup Italian ham or salami
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup white wine or lower-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper



Step 1

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus during last minute of cooking; drain. Return pasta and asparagus to pot.

2. Stir in spreadable cheese until melted and smooth. Stir in all remaining ingredients


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