Recipe by Jessica
"This is a simple dish that is so yummy! We eat it quite often on our 'meat free' night."
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fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 (8 ounce) package
sugar snap peas, trimmed
1 (8 ounce) package
dry penne pasta
grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
I adjusted this to our liking,but,it was so good,we may make it two weeks in a row! While the pasta was cooking (I used Rotini)in a fry pan I heated 2 1/2 cloves minced garlic (& I added a bit of chopped garlic for fun) and about 1/2 cup chopped red onion in a little olive oil. I added sugar snap pea pods and sun dried tomatoes. I grilled the asparagus on our Hamilton Beach griller for a few minutes (after mixing with a little olive oil and lemon juice). Then I added to fry pan for a few minutes. I then added all ingredients together in a large bowl and tossed with fresh grated parm chz (a drizzle more oil) and a little salt & pepper. Awesome!
we thought this was pretty good. I added some sundried tomatoes and just a sprinkle of italian spice. the kids like it too.
This recipe was simple and delicious. It's also great as left overs.
I liked the idea of this recipe, but made some changes to suit my tastes. I prefer my veggies stir-fried instead of boiled, so I cooked them in olive oil in a pan along with some chicken and some Mrs Dash. I also used whole wheat rotini instead of penne. All around a very healthy dish.
Very easy, light and quite good. Will definitely be making again as I'm trying to make more meatless dishes and increase our vegetable intake.
I made this recipe the other night and found it very good. I added peas instead of snow pea pods. I also added chicken with a little bit of hot pepper flakes. You can add or do just about anything to this recipe to make your own and be very tasty. A very good basic recipe.
We loved this recipe! My husband SAYS he doesn't like asparagus - but guess what? He loved this asparagus dish. My only difficulty was that the snow peas I got were still out of season and got a little bitter. But you could substitute frozen peas instead if that was the case. I would stick with only fresh asparagus though.
Very good for a light vegetarian spring dish. My picky husband even liked it. It could probably use a little extra "kick" for flavor.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Penne with Spring Vegetables
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 130
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