Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Set aside, and keep warm.
Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Remove scales from stalks with a vegetable peeler or knife, if desired. Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces; place in a microwave-safe dish. Add 1/4 cup water and cover. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes; drain.
Melt margarine in a medium saucepan over medium heat; add garlic. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add flour; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Gradually add milk, and cook, stirring constantly, 8 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in cream cheese; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Stir in Parmesan cheese.
Combine asparagus, cheese sauce, pasta, and beans in a large bowl; toss well. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper, if desired.
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