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Easy Italian Mac

Makes: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 1/2cup
Start to Finish 30 mins
Easy Italian Mac
Ingredients
  • 8  ounces  dried bow tie pasta
  • 1  fennel bulb, trimmed and chopped
  • 8  ounces  fresh asparagus spears
  • 1  tablespoon  butter
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1  clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2  cup  mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2  cup  shredded mozzarella cheese (2 oz.)
  • 1/4  cup  finely shredded Pecorino Romano cheese (1 oz.)
  • 1  cup  frozen peas, thawed
  •  ground black pepper
  •  salt
  • 1  tablespoon  finely chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
Directions

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water; set aside. Chop fennel into 1-inch pieces. Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus. Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces. In a large skillet cook and stir fennel and asparagus in hot butter and olive oil over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until nearly tender. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.

2. Add pasta, mascarpone cheese, and reserved pasta water to skillet. Stir to combine. Stir in mozzarella, Romano cheese, and peas. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to serving dish; sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts (Easy Italian Mac)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 449,
  • Fat, total (g) 19,
  • chol. (mg) 41,
  • sat. fat (g) 9,
  • carb. (g) 55,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 6,
  • sugar (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 19,
  • vit. A (IU) 1361,
  • vit. C (mg) 17,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 5,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 189,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 430,
  • Potassium (mg) 465,
  • calcium (mg) 232,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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