I didn’t expect to get as many DM’s on instagram as I did with the post of this dish, otherwise I totally would have better prepared a post. Last night I needed to desperately make dinner with whatever we had leftover in the fridge/freezer. I typically make meat-less pastas unless I toss in my favorite Trader Joe’s already cooked shredded chicken, but I was feeling more of an urge to cook last night.
I also got this spice last minute at HomeGoods. I was checking out and happened to notice it to the right side of me. The lemon and lime was what really got me and my mouth watered (it’s watering right now!) so I had to try it. Um, it’s DELISH. It was something like $3-$5 too!
WHAT TO GRAB:
Paprika (you can add zest of lemon + lime to create this seasoning)
Red pepper + salt + black pepper
1. Combine minced garlic, paprika seasoning, onion powder and beef together. Use a skillet with olive oil to cook until browned on stove top. Let the meat cool down in the pan.
2. Boil water and cook your pasta according to however much you decide to make. While this cooks begin to grill asparagus seasoned with salt + pepper.
3. Turn meat skillet back on at a low setting and pour in alfredo sauce to warm up. Drain cooked pasta and pour it into the pan.
4. Add some fresh basil and combine everything together. Once combined, add in cheese and let it melt. Toss around and garnish with red pepper flakes. Remove asparagus from grill and sprinkle parmesan cheese. Serve!