Penne Pasta with Roasted Asparagus

Penne Pasta With Roasted Asparagus Recipe

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Lynnda Cloutier


When fresh asparagus are in season, this light and flavorful pasta dish is a great choice. When I made my asparagus for this dish, I only had blood orange olive oil. It was amazing!

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2 lbs. asparagus
3 tsp. olive oil, divided
salt and pepper
8 oz. penne pasta
3/4 cup low sodium chicken stock
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. fresh parmesan, grated
2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
coarse grind pepper


1Snap off woody bottoms of asparagus and discard. Cut into diagonal pieces, about 3 per stalk. Toss asparagus with 1 1/2 tsp. oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Put on baking sheet in single layer.Roast in oven (400 degrees) tossing asparagus several times, til browned, about 15 minutes, less if pencil thin stalks. Remove from pan and set aside.
2Meanwhile, cook pasta in larg epot of salted boiling water til al dente. Drain. Transfer pasta to large saute pan. Add chicken stock and lemon juice. Cook over high heat til liquid is almost completely absorbed, about 5 minutes. Add remaining olive oil, cheese, asparagus, and salt to taste. Cook and toss til mixed. Stir in parsley. Serve at once sprinkled with coarse grind pepper. Serves 4 to 6
3You can sprinkle the finished dish with pine nuts or almonds if you like.

About Penne Pasta with Roasted Asparagus

Course/Dish: Pasta, Roasts