Penne With Asparagus Carbonara Recipe

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Penne With Asparagus Carbonara
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  1. Wash, trim and slice the asparagus spears into sections that match the size of the pasta. Beat the egg yolks. Grate the parmesan.
  2. Put a pan of water on to boil. Heat one tablespoon of the butter in a wide bottomed pan and add the asparagus. Season it with a pinch of salt and stir it a couple of times. Cover if you like and let it cook gently while you pop the pasta into the boiling water. You can take the asparagus as far as you like, leaving it crunch or softening it up, but don't let it brown. When the pasta is done to your liking, drain it briefly and return it to the pot, off the heat.
  3. Stir in the second tablespoon of butter and, immediately after that, the egg yolks, the seasoning and the asparagus. Stir quickly until you have a glossy emulsion around the pasta and asparagus. Don't be tempted to return the pan to the heat, as it will scramble the eggs.
  4. Fold in the parmesan and test the seasoning. Service immediately.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 499.98 Kcal (2093 kJ)
Calories from fat 215.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.9g 37%
Cholesterol 216.21mg 72%
Sodium 449.54mg 19%
Potassium 347.88mg 7%
Total Carbs 49.19g 16%
Sugars 5g 20%
Dietary Fiber 7.75g 31%
Protein 25.36g 51%
Vitamin C 7.5mg 13%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 5.9mg 33%
Calcium 344.3mg 34%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 176.55 Kcal (739 kJ)
Calories from fat 75.96 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.44g 37%
Cholesterol 76.35mg 72%
Sodium 158.74mg 19%
Potassium 122.84mg 7%
Total Carbs 17.37g 16%
Sugars 1.77g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2.74g 31%
Protein 8.96g 51%
Vitamin C 2.6mg 13%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 2.1mg 33%
Calcium 121.6mg 34%

* 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

  • 11.2
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

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