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Asparagus and Poached Eggs over Pasta

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Poached eggs, asparagus, fresh cracked pepper and shaved Pecorino Romano over tri-colored pasta. This simple vegetarian pasta dish is ready in less than 15 minutes; a perfect meal for less than $10, but don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this dish!

Asparagus and Poached Eggs over Pasta

The egg yolks make a lovely sauce over pasta combined with quality ingredients like seasonal asparagus, Pecorino Romano, fresh ground pepper and kosher salt. Serve this for lunch or dinner; you can easily make this for one or up to as many servings as you need.

If you don’t have an egg poacher you can follow these simple steps on how to poach an egg.

For a low-carb, gluten-free dish perfect for breakfast or brunch, try Steamed Asparagus with Poached Eggs.

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Asparagus and Poached Eggs over Pasta

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 egg, pasta asparagus



  • Cut asparagus on an angle to one-inch pieces.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Cook pasta according to instructions for al dente.
  • Two minutes before pasta is done, ADD asparagus.
  • Reserve 1 cup pasta water before draining pasta and asparagus in colander.
  • Meanwhile while pasta water is boiling, poach eggs in an egg poacher or if you don't have one follow these steps for poaching eggs.
  • Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and set aside on a plate.
  • Drain pasta then add back to pot along with some of the reserved pasta water.
  • Divide pasta among four bowls, top with poached egg, shaved cheese, fresh cracked pepper and salt if desired.
  • To eat, break the yolk and mix well with pasta, top with additional cheese if desired and enjoy!!

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Serving: 1 egg, pasta asparagus, Calories: 300 kcal, Carbohydrates: 46 g, Protein: 17 g, Fat: 7 g, Fiber: 7 g, Sugar: 2 g


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63 comments on “Asparagus and Poached Eggs over Pasta”

  1. Hi,

    In the nutrition information section, there are no figures showing beside saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. Could you let me know what those numbers would be please?

    Thanks so much!