Penne with Spring Vegetables Recipe -
Penne with Spring Vegetables Recipe
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Penne with Spring Vegetables

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"This is a simple dish that is so yummy! We eat it quite often on our 'meat free' night."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add asparagus, and cook for 2 minutes. Add peas, and cook for 2 more minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; set aside. Add pasta to boiling water, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Place pasta in the bowl with asparagus and peas. Toss with olive oil, Parmesan, salt and pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 07, 2006

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 28, 2005

we thought this was pretty good. I added some sundried tomatoes and just a sprinkle of italian spice. the kids like it too.

Jun 11, 2005

This recipe was simple and delicious. It's also great as left overs.

Mar 29, 2006

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.

Jan 30, 2012

I just made this for dinner and it was fantastic! I sauteed a small onion, sliced with the asparagus in a large saute pan. Then added a clove of minced garlic and a pinch of red pepper and salt. Then I added the snap peas and let it all cook for about 15-20 minutes. Served over the cooked penne drizzled with a bit of olive oil.

May 15, 2006

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.

Feb 27, 2012

This is very good. Maybe a little bland as is, but a great start. Adding a little bacon makes this AWESOME.

May 16, 2011

Delicious! I used frozen peas and fresh asparagus and stirfried them with some garlic season-all, pepper and salt. I also threw in some red onion as well. Served it hot over al dente penne with grated Parmesan cheese. I really enjoyed it, while my husband only gave it a pass, and my toddler just picked out the peas. I don't care what they think, I'm making this again!


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  • Calories
  • 383 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.4 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 5.6 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 15.2 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 158 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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