Penne With Roasted Asparagus Recipe

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  1. Heat the oven to 400°. Snap the tough ends off the asparagus and discard them. Cut the spears into 1-inch pieces. Put the asparagus on a baking sheet and toss with the oil and 1/4 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. Roast until tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, put the vinegar in a small saucepan. Simmer until 3 tablespoons remain. Stir in the brown sugar and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Remove from the heat.
  3. Cook the penne in a large pot of boiling, salted water until just done, about 13 minutes. Drain the pasta and toss with the butter, vinegar, asparagus, Parmesan, and the remaining 1 3/4 teaspoons salt. Serve with additional Parmesan.
  4. NOTES.
  5. Variations:.
  6. • Penne with Roasted Broccoli and Balsamic Butter When asparagus is not in season, cut 1 pound of broccoli into small spears for roasting. Toss them with 2 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper and roast for about 15 minutes. Continue with step 2.
  7. • Penne with Roasted Vegetables, Toasted Nuts, and Balsamic Butter Toss in 1/3 cup of toasted pine nuts, hazelnuts, or walnuts at the end with either asparagus or broccoli.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 302.08 Kcal (1265 kJ)
Calories from fat 205.15 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.79g 35%
Cholesterol 46.19mg 15%
Sodium 914.76mg 38%
Potassium 191.6mg 4%
Total Carbs 14.82g 5%
Sugars 6.55g 26%
Dietary Fiber 4.58g 18%
Protein 7.69g 15%
Vitamin C 4.5mg 8%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Calcium 126.8mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 147.88 Kcal (619 kJ)
Calories from fat 100.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.16g 35%
Cholesterol 22.61mg 15%
Sodium 447.79mg 38%
Potassium 93.79mg 4%
Total Carbs 7.26g 5%
Sugars 3.21g 26%
Dietary Fiber 2.24g 18%
Protein 3.76g 15%
Vitamin C 2.2mg 8%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 6%
Iron 0.9mg 10%
Calcium 62.1mg 13%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.1
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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