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Friday, December 30, 2011

a different take on mac and cheese

orecchiette pasta with brie and asparagus

i was roaming through my fridge the other day trying to decide what to make for dinner. i came across a wedge of brie and a bundle of asparagus, and thought, 'i should just throw this on some pasta.' so i did (with some garlic) and it turned out to be mighty tasty and super quick and easy. here's what you need:

wedge of brie
bundle of asparagus (washed and cut)
2-3 garlic cloves diced
orecchiete pasta (or any shell pasta...i bought mine at trader joe's)
3 tbl olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

directions: boil water and add pasta. while pasta is cooking, heat oil in a separate pan then add garlic and asparagus (mixing it around to coat with the oil). Let simmer in oil until garlic and asparagus becomes lightly brown and crispy. when pasta is cooked, chop brie into pieces and slowly add in the brie, mixing it as you add so it melts. then add asparagus and garlic. salt and pepper to taste and pair with your favorite red!

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