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Pasta Primavera with Asparagus

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 10 mins Cook 7 mins
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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 316,
  • Fat, total (g) 8,
  • chol. (mg) 8,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 49,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • pro. (g) 10,
  • vit. A (IU) 826,
  • vit. C (mg) 31,
  • Folate (g) 165,
  • sodium (mg) 195,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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