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Asparagus and Basil Penne Recipe

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This delicious pasta dish will bring smiles around the dinner table. This page contains an asparagus and basil penne recipe.
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July 31, 2008

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound asparagus, stalks cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 4 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock or canned low-salt chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil

Directions:

Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and red pepper; sauté until garlic is golden, about 2 minutes. Add asparagus, tomatoes, stock and 1/4 cup sliced basil. Cook until asparagus is crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

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Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite. Drain. Transfer to large bowl.

Pour sauce over pasta. Add cheese, parsley and 1/4 cup chopped basil. Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Serves 6.

By Connie from Cotter, AR

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August 30, 20170 found this helpful

I do not see red peppers on the ingredient list. But in the directions you mention red peppers. I am wondering if you mean red pepper flakes or maybe chopped red peppers?

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