Penne with Roasted Asparagus
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
An easy pasta dish made with fresh asparagus and pasta.
  • 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
  • Ground pepper to taste
  1. 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.
  2. Lay aparagus on a tray and bake at 400 for 8 to 10 minutes or just until tender.
  3. Meanwhile, cook penne in a large pot of salted boiling water. Drain.
  4. In a large (12 inch works well) sauté pan, bring the chicken broth and lemon juice to a simmer.
  5. Add the drained pasta and simmer on low for about 5 minutes or until broth is absorbed.
  6. Toss in the remaining olive oil, roasted asparagus, Parmesan cheese and freshly ground pepper.
Adapted from California Treasures by the Junior League of Fresno
Recipe by Cookie Madness at