Spring Pasta: Angel Hair with Roasted Garlic, Cherry Tomatoes & Asparagus
Serves: 4-6
  • 3 small or 2 large heads of garlic
  • 4 cups chopped asparagus
  • 1 pound + 4 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup olive oil +4 garlic cloves, smashed OR ¼ cup garlic infused olive oil
  • 14 ounces angel hair pasta
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • shaved parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut off the tops of the garlic heads. Cut a large sheet of foil and place garlic in the middle. Drizzle the tops with a liberal dousing of olive oil. Season with a little salt and pepper. Bring sides of foil up and enclose garlic so no air can escape. Roast garlic until soft, about 35-40 minutes. Can be roasted up to three days in advance.
  2. In a large bowl, toss asparagus, tomatoes, olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Pour onto a rimmed baking sheet. When the garlic has 25 minutes left in the oven, add the asparagus and tomatoes. Bake for 20-25 minutes until tomatoes start to burst.
  3. In a small saucepan combine garlic and olive oil. Turn the stove on to a low heat, cook for 15 minutes, and make sure the heat is low enough; you do not want the garlic to brown.
  4. Cook pasta in a large stockpot, filled with water seasoned liberally with salt.
  5. Transfer pasta (do not rinse) to a large serving dish. Add roasted garlic, asparagus, tomatoes, and infused olive oil. Toss together. Add ½ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon pepper. Toss until incorporated. Season to taste with more salt and pepper if necessary. Serve with lots of shaved parmesan cheese.
Recipe by Cooking for Keeps at https://www.cookingforkeeps.com/spring-pasta-angel-hair-with-roasted-garlic-cherry-tomatoes-asparagus/