Recipe Summary

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings

This recipe is...

  • rich in veggies
  • rich in grains
  • rich in protein
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Penne with Asparagus and Red Peppers

This recipe serves: 
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
8 ounces penne pasta, ziti and rigatoni also work well
2 tablespoons olive oil
2/3 pound asparagus, ends snapped off and stalks cut into 2" pieces
1 roasted yellow bell pepper, peeled and diced
2 roasted red bell peppers, peeled and diced
2/3 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup Basic Chicken Stock (see recipe), or low-sodium canned
1 tablespoon minced, fresh thyme
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
black pepper freshly ground
Cooking Instructions
1. Bring 1 gallon water and 1 tablespoon kosher salt to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until just before it becomes al dente. Drain.

2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a 10" skillet over medium heat. Add the asparagus and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and lightly browned, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the peppers and garlic, and cook 1 minute more. Add the stock, bring to a boil, and lower the heat to medium.

3. Add the penne and thyme. Stir to combine the ingredients and simmer until the pasta is al dente, about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in half of the cheese and the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.

4. Transfer to a warm bowl, sprinkle with the remaining cheese and serve.

Serving Size: about 1 cup of pasta with vegetables

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 4

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 341
  • Carbohydrate
  • 51 g
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • Protein
  • 14 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 2 g
  • Sodium
  • 230 mg

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