Gemelli with Asparagus & Sausage
If pasta is too dry, add additional pasta water until desired consistency is reached
WHAT ABOUT THE STALKS?
Donatella's recipe calls for the tips only of the asparagus, so she uses the remaining stalks for a side dish. Cut stalks in 2-inch pieces, cook in lightly salted water just until they turn bright green, drain, then transfer to a baking dish. Drizzle with a little melted butter, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and bake at 450°F for 6 to 8 minutes until the cheese is crusty and browned.