Pasta With Asparagus

Course : Vegetables
Serves: 4
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5 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
2 dashes hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 pound fresh asparagus -- cut to 1 1/2 inch pieces
1/4 teaspoon salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 pound mostaccioli -- cooked drained =or=
1/2 pound elbow macaroni -- cooked and drained

Preparation / Directions:

1. In a skillet, cook garlic, red pepper flakes and hot pepper sauce in oil and butter for 2-3 minutes.

2. Add asparagus, salt and pepper; saute until asparagus is crisp-tender, about 8-10 minutes.

3. Add Parmesan cheese; mix well.

4. Pour over hot pasta and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Note: This will work for the diabetic as side dish.

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