Asparagus and Penne Casserole Recipe

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Asparagus and Penne Casserole
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  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add asparagus and cook 5 minutes. Remove and add penne and cook until al dente, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Make white sauce with butter, flour and milk. Remove from heat and stir in mascarpone and 1/2 cup Parmesan. Season with nutmeg, cayenne, salt and pepper.
  3. Combine butter and breadcrumbs, stir in cheese.
  4. Stir together pasta, cheese sauce, nuts and mix well. Pour into 9x13 pan prepared with cooking spray and top with breadcrumb mixture.
  5. Bake at 350°F uncovered 30 minutes, longer if refrigerated.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 414.19 Kcal (1734 kJ)
Calories from fat 284.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31.64g 49%
Cholesterol 65.64mg 22%
Sodium 316.08mg 13%
Potassium 283.18mg 6%
Total Carbs 18.82g 6%
Sugars 6.11g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4.17g 17%
Protein 13.91g 28%
Vitamin C 3.5mg 6%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 2.1mg 11%
Calcium 273.8mg 27%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 165.13 Kcal (691 kJ)
Calories from fat 113.54 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.62g 49%
Cholesterol 26.17mg 22%
Sodium 126.02mg 13%
Potassium 112.9mg 6%
Total Carbs 7.5g 6%
Sugars 2.44g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1.66g 17%
Protein 5.55g 28%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 6%
Iron 0.8mg 11%
Calcium 109.1mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.1
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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