Penne with Roasted Asparagus
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
An easy pasta dish made with fresh asparagus
  • 1 pound thin asparagus
  • 4 teaspoons of good extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 7 ounces of penne pasta
  • 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • freshly ground pepper
  • Snap off the woody ends of the asparagus and cut each on the diagonal into 3 smaller pieces. Toss asparagus with 2 teaspoons of the oil, salt and pepper. Lay it on a tray and bake at 400 for 8 to 10 minutes or just until tender.
  • Meanwhile, cook penne in a large pot of salted boiling water. Drain. In a large (12 inch works well) sauté pan, bring the chicken broth and lemon juice to a simmer. Add the drained pasta and simmer on low for about 5 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Toss in the remaining olive oil, roasted asparagus, parmesan cheese and freshly ground pepper.
  • Adapted from California Treasures by the Junior League of Fresno
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