Penne with Asparagus & Cherry Tomatoes

Ready in minutes, this simple and delicious pasta can be served as a main or side dish.

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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Italpasta Tradizionale Penne
  • 1/4 cup extra virgina olive oil
  • 2 cup asparagus, chopped
  • 3 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 2 1/2 cup vegetable broth (sodium-reduced)
  • 2 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, freshly chopped

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions, reserving 1/4 cup (60 mL) cooking liquid.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet set over medium-high heat; cook asparagus and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly softened. Stir in tomatoes, salt and pepper; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until tomatoes are well coated.
  • Stir in broth; bring to boil. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 3/4 cup (175 mL). Stir in peas; cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add pasta and reserved cooking liquid to skillet; cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until vegetables are tender and pasta is well coated. Stir in dill.

Tips

  • Substitute 1 can (398 ml) cherry tomatoes or diced tomatoes for cherry tomatoes, if desired.

Nutritional Analysis

Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 490mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g