Our Keto Asparagus Pasta made into Tagliatelle from actual asparagus offers you another Unique Keto-Friendly Pasta Variation to go into the already wide selection I offer you. This Keto Asparagus Tagliatelle Pasta is not only fully Low Carb, Grain-Free, and Gluten-Free but also Diabetic Friendly and, together with our Cheesy Creamy Keto Sauce, will make your evening meal one great enjoyment.
Keto Asparagus Recipes
Our Keto Asparagus Pasta and our Asparagus Keto Quiche give you an excellent start for the asparagus season.
Once asparagus just starts growing, you wonder what else from the ordinary asparagus rolled into bacon or grilled asparagus recipes you can come up with.
Beautifully flavored Keto Asparagus Tagliatelle Pasta made entirely our of white Asparagus, will add another option to Keto noodles variation. Soft and sweeter flavor together with lovely asparagus sauce make this dish irresistible to make.
Keto Pasta Noodles
I AM A GENIUS.
Do not believe me? Well just look at this recipe. Those are tagliatelle made entirely from asparagus with a super asparagus sauce.
Now, that we have the season for asparagus, so they are in every shop and since I do love them I started using my brain to come up with something unique. I wanted a complete uniqueness. And the uniqueness came in a form of asparagus noodles.
Well, there are a various variety of vegetable noodles but I have not seen asparagus one. Then I check with uncle Google and could not find anything. Maybe they are somewhere there, but I did not look good enough. But it does not matter.
I had this idea of making this asparagus pasta, but then I thought maybe they were already invented but not really tasty and therefore never made into the world. But as I am, I could not just leave it. I said to myself. I have to try them. At least I will eat them and would know for sure how they taste. And if it is really bad, I will just dump them or make something else.
But you know what?
They are OUT OF THIS WORLD.
And the sauce – O MY. So tasty. And that was just what I had in the fridge and though I will experiment and try to mix a bit this and that.
And it worked. WORKED.
If you would like to still look at another way of making Keto Noodles, have a look at our Keto Fiber Noodles Recipe.
I have also made a whole post about various Low carb and Keto Pasta Alternatives.
Difference between white and green asparagus.
As you can see, in this recipe I have used entirely white Asparagus.
The reason is not only the beautiful see-through look of Keto AsparagusTagliatelle pasta made out of this. White Asparagus, compare to the green one much more delicate in taste, milder and a bit on a sweet side.
White Asparagus grows under the soil or in a dark environment and therefore does not get the greeny and grassy look and feel. This on the other side gives us an additional type of vegetable so popular in the season.
For the Green Asparagus, have a look at our Asparagus Keto Quiche Recipe.
Where does the White Asparagus come from?
White asparagus is and can be grown anywhere green asparagus is. The only difference is, that it is a bit more labor intense, where it needs to be grown in the dark environment, or covered entirely, to prevent it from producing chlorophyll – the molecule, which helps the asparagus become green.
Very popular in Central Europe, especially Germany, Nederland, and Austria because of sandy soil, which is extremely suitable to grow this particular sort.
This is one of the reason, why in all of the restaurants in our region Asparagus season is celebrated with various dishes and offers. White asparagus with hollandaise sauce could be found on every single menu. Asparagus Festivals are very popular as well.
When you drive around the country, you can see on the side of the road almost by every farmer offer, with boxes of white asparagus. Supermarkets are filled with it together with already made hollandaise sauce and peelers next to it.
With a very low glycemic index, this vegetable is a big part of our lifestyle. It is not only very low in Carbohydrates but also contains a great amount of Fiber and protein.
It is very low in calories, filled with fibers and therefore helps in weight management.
Since it is grown under the soil, it normally grows into much thicker stems. Those stems are covered with one layer, which is not eatable and very thick to use. Therefore we do have to peel the outer layer. Also, it is important to cut the bottom third of the stems, which is bitter and not really tasty.
How long do you have to cook White Asparagus?
As already mentioned, white Asparagus is much thicker and harder and therefore needs to be cooked much longer compared to the green asparagus. But once cooked, it is beautifully soft and the taste is unbelievable.
In this recipe, even though I have sliced the White Asparagus into the Tagliatelle looking pasta, I still had to cook it for at least 12 minutes, for the softness to appear.
While cooking, it is advisable to add a bit of butter, lemon and sweetener for the bitterness to go away. This way, you will achieve the best and softest white Asparagus, you can dream of.
Can you eat white asparagus raw?
Compare to the green asparagus, which is so tasty eaten raw, it is not really advisable to eat white asparagus raw. The bitterness it contains is pretty strong and not on a tasty side. But once cooked, it can be eaten warm or cold. Depending on your preference.
How to store White Asparagus?
White Asparagus can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. To retain the freshness, it is advisable to store it covered with a damp cloth.
Can white Asparagus be frozen?
Although I hardly freeze it, because once it bought, I just can not wait to make something out of it. We all love white Asparagus for its softness and easy handling.
But if you really want to freeze it, peel it first and cut the ends, as if you would prepare it for normal cooking. Then raw white Asparagus can be placed into a Zip log bag or a Mason Jar and placed in the freezer.
How To Make Keto Asparagus Pasta with Creamy Keto Sauce
Kitchen Gadgets needed:
- Vegetable Peeler
- Cooking Pot
- Hand Blender
- White Asparagus
- Sour Cream
- Cream Cheese
- Grated Cheese
- Salt & Pepper
- Lemon, Butter, Stevia Tabs for pasta cooking
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING KETO ASPARAGUS TAGLIATELLE PASTA
First Step: Prepare all ingredients.
Prepare all of the ingredients you will need for keto pasta and cheesy, creamy sauce.
With regards to the cheese, it is best to grate your own.
Second Step: Clean and Slice Asparagus
First, peel the white asparagus outer layer.
Once that is done, using the same peeler, start slicing pasta like tagliatelle noodles.
You might not be able to slice all of the asparagus. All of the leftover pieces keep for the sauce at a later stage.
Third Step: Cook Asparagus
Into boiling water, add butter, squeezed lemon juice, and 1-2 tabs of stevia. This helps asparagus to get a beautiful smooth, soft and flavorful taste and avoid bitterness.
Cook for approximately 12 minutes.
Once cooked, sieve it and pick the leftover asparagus pieces you will not use as a pasta alternative.
Fourth Step: Cook Keto Sauce
To prepare this great cheesy, creamy keto sauce, start with boiling cream cheese and sour cream on a medium-high.
Once that is done, add leftover asparagus and grated cheese, and using a hand blender, blend the whole sauce into a smooth consistency.
Serve immediately on top of your Asparagus Keto Pasta noodles.
Tips and Tricks:
- Cheese – best is to grate your own from a block of store-bought cheese as already pre-shredded contains starches
- White Asparagus – needs to be peeled from the outer layer compared to the green asparagus.
- Video – watching the video I have prepared for you, helps dearly with all of the steps and instructions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
What to serve with Keto Asparagus Pasta?
As this Keto Pasta together with Creamy Cheesy Keto Sauce is a whole meal on its own, I would suggest only something light like
How do you store Asparagus Pasta?
Stored in the glass container in your refrigerator, this whole meal should last for approximately 2-3 days.
Can you freeze Asparagus Pasta?
I would not suggest storing the whole dish. It contains sour cream and cooked asparagus as a pasta alternation, and the texture will change once thawed.
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- 15 Pieces of white asparagus
- 250 grams of sour cream
- 150 grams Creme Fraiche
- 50 grams Grated Cheese
- lemon, butter, and stevia for boiling
- Prepare all of the ingredients you will need for keto pasta and cheesy, creamy sauce.
- Clean and slice the skin of the white asparagus and cut the ends a bit. Take 10 pieces and slice them with a hand slicer into a thin tagliatelle. Cut the tops and put aside with additional 5 whole pieces
- Boil the water, where you add a bit of lemon, butter and stevia (this will prevent the bitterness of some asparagus) Place all asparagus ( slices and the leftovers) into the water and cook for 12 minutes. You can cook the Tagliatelle and extra pieces separate if you want or if you think it would be difficult to separate them, but I have done it all together and it was ok. Once asparagus in cooked, throw the water and take all the leftover pieces and add them into the cream sauce.
- In the meantime heat up sour cream and creme cheese. Add Grated cheese and with hand blender mix the cream with asparagus pieces to get a smooth sauce.
- Cheese - best is to grate your own from a block of store-bought cheese as already pre-shredded contains starches
- White Asparagus - needs to be peeled from the outer layer compared to the green asparagus.
- Video - watching the video I have prepared for you, helps dearly with all of the steps and instructions
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Amount Per Serving Calories 263Total Fat 23gCarbohydrates 3gProtein 6g
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