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Penne with Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
 
Penne with Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes is a simple meal for any day of the week! Made with fresh asparagus, cherry tomatoes and a few simple ingredients.
Penne pasta with asparagus and tomatoes in a red bowl on a wooden table.
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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound asparagus tough ends trimmed, and sliced on the bias into 1-2 inch lengths
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to the package directions until al dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add asparagus and sauté 4 minutes. Mix in garlic and sauté 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and cook until tomatoes are tender, about 6 minutes.
  3. When the pasta is finished cooking, drain and toss pasta with parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Add tomato mixture and toss again. Garnish with basil and serve.

Notes

Source: adapted from Cooking Light

Nutrition Information

Calories: 338, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 364mg, Potassium: 633mg, Carbohydrates: 52g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 15g, Vitamin A: 1615%, Vitamin C: 34.3%, Calcium: 207%, Iron: 4.1%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
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