Pasta Primavera with Asparagus

This quick meatless pasta meal is flavored with a simple tomato-wine sauce.

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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
10 mins
Cook:
7 mins
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Pasta Primavera with Asparagus

Ingredients
16
thin stalks fresh asparagus
8
ounces dried long fusilli or ziti pasta
1
tablespoon olive oil
2
teaspoons bottled minced garlic
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
1/4
cup dry white wine
1/4
teaspoon salt
3
small red, orange, and/or yellow tomatoes, seeded and cut up
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1/4
cup shredded fresh basil

Directions

  1. Snap off and discard woody bases of fresh asparagus. Rinse. Cut or snap off the tips; set aside. Bias-slice asparagus stalks into 1- to 1-1/2-inch pieces; set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and pepper; cook and stir for 30 seconds.
  3. Add asparagus stalk pieces, wine, and salt to skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, uncovered, for 3 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and asparagus tips; cook, uncovered, for 1 minute more or until the tomatoes are heated through. Remove from heat; stir in butter.
  4. Drain pasta; add pasta and basil to vegetables in skillet. Toss gently to combine. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Pasta Primavera with Asparagus)
    Per serving:
  • 316 kcal cal.,
  • 8 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 8 mg chol.,
  • 195 mg sodium,
  • 49 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 10 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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