dish
Michael Romano's Penne with Asparagus and Red Peppers

4
Serves
370
Calories
14
Nutrients
16
Vitamins

Ingredients

1 tablespoon kosher salt
8 ounces penne pasta , ziti and rigatoni also work well
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound asparagus , ends snapped off and stalks cut into 2" pieces
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/2 cups Basic Chicken Stock (see recipe) , or low-sodium canned
1 1/2 tablespoons minced, fresh thyme
4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

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 1 tablespoon 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

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 4
Serving Size
0
Calories
370
Protein
14 g
Total Carbohydrate
56 g
Dietary Fiber
6 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Insoluble Fiber
0 g
Sugar
9 g
Total Fat
11 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
Monounsaturated Fat
6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
2 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
7 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
1 g
Percent Calories from Protein
15 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
60 %
Percent Calories from Fat
27 %
Vitamin A
2520 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
1 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
1 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
2 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Biotin
2 mcg
Vitamin C
121 mg
Vitamin D
0 IU
Folate
50 mcg
Vitamin E
3 IU
Vitamin K
34 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
1 mg
Calcium
116 mg
Iron
3 mg
Phosphorus
74 mg
Potassium
338 mg
Sodium
118 mg
Zinc
1 mg