Best Mac and Cheese with Asparagus and Goat Cheese

Best Mac and Cheese with Asparagus and Goat Cheese Recipe Image
Best Mac and Cheese with Asparagus and Goat Cheese Recipe Image

Best Mac and Cheese with Asparagus and Goat Cheese

This creamy mac and goat cheese with asparagus takes mac and cheese to a whole new level. Enjoy this dish as a main course or a side. Perfect for the time between spring and summer when asparagus is abundant and fresh!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tbsp Ghee Substitute Olive Oil
  • 1 Bunch Asparagus Washed with ends trimmed, and cut into bite size pieces, about 1 inch long.
  • ½ Shallot Minced
  • 1 Clove Garlic Minced
  • 4 oz Goat Cheese
  • 1 tsp Dried, Crushed Basil
  • ½ tsp Dried, Crushed Parsley
  • ½ Pound Elbow Pasta Or Pasta of Choice
  • Water

Instructions
 

  • Fill a pot with water until there is enough to cover the amount of pasta you have. Bring the water to a boil then add the dried pasta and cook according to package instructions. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, warm ghee on low heat and toss in asparagus. Sauté on medium-low until almost tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and shallot and sauté an additional 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, basil, and parsley and stir until asparagus is evenly coated. Reduce heat to low and break the goat cheese into small chunks into the skillet and then pour in the reserved pasta water. Stir on low heat until cheese has begun to melt. Stir in the cooked pasta noodles until fully coated. Remove from heat and serve warm.
Keyword asparagus, ayurveda cooking, ayurveda cuisine, ayurveda food, ayurveda for kapha recipe, ayurveda for pitta recipe, ayurveda for spring recipe, ayurveda recipes, ayurvedic cooking, ayurvedic recipes, goat cheese, kapha, kapha balancing, lemon, pasta, pitta, pitta balancing, spring, spring recipe, summer, summer recipe