Fettuccine with Creamy Pork & Asparagus Sauce

Level: Easy
Prep Time:
Cook Time: 30 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 12 servings (1 cup per serving)

Description

Ground pork, asparagus tips, and tender strands of pasta are bathed in a creamy wine sauce in this delicious, yet easy-to-make dish from J. Vela Palomino, a MiCocinaLatina.com enthusiastic cook from Cusco, Peru. Sprinkled with tangy queso fresco and garnished with chopped parsley, it’s ideal for both a quick weeknight dinner and special occasion.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces dry fettuccine pasta, broken in half
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 1/2 lb.) fresh asparagus, tips and tender stalks cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 3 ounces grated queso fresco or Parmesan cheese or more to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley or cilantro (optional)

Directions

COOK fettuccine according to package directions.

MEANWHILE, MELT butter in large skillet on medium low heat. Add onions; cook until lightly golden about 3 minutes. Add ground pork; cook on medium heat stirring constantly, until no longer pink; drain. Stir in asparagus tips. Season with salt and pepper. Add wine; bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes to reduce. Reduce heat to low; add evaporated milk. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.

COMBINE pork and asparagus sauce with drained fettuccine. Serve immediately sprinkled with a little queso fresco and parsley, if desired. Remaining cheese can be served along with pasta and sauce.

Easy and delicious.

by L. Lydia , Brownsville, TX on Dec. 2009

This is easy to make and delicious! I left out the pork and it was a delicious meal.

Great!

by l. lena , , on Nov. 2009

I am Italian and have to tell you this recipe is the best. I will make this for my family again.

so versatile!

by a. anne , bayview, ID on Sep. 2008

the original is so tasty!!! this dish can als be made w/many different ingredients as substitutes... something can be used the entire family would enjoy...

VERY INTERESTING

by M. Mary , Wilmington, NC on Sep. 2008

I MADE THIS FOR A NEIGHBOR HOOD POT LUCK ON SUNDAY. IT WAS A DISH THAT WAS GONE IN MINUTES. EVERYONE SAID IT WAS DIFFERANT THAN WHAT THEY HAVE MADE BEFORE. I WILL MAKE IT AGAIN.

this dish is the best

by d. deborah , Clarksville, TN on Sep. 2008

this is a wonderful dish, easy to make, and very good to eat and enjoy! you can also substitute boneless skinless chicken breast for the pork to make it a different way!

Easy and Delicious!

by a. ann , Watertown, MA on Sep. 2008

What a great dish! Delicious and easy to make. Love it with asparagus but also have used peas in the same quantity. A little lighter taste than the asparagus.