This one-pan wonder celebrates the delicate veggies of spring — as well as pasta cooked right in your frying pan. We went with asparagus, peas, and carrots, but feel free to change it up with 3 cups of other quick-cooking vegetables, cut into small pieces so they’ll cook within 3 minutes. A light sauce made from the pasta cooking liquid along with soft garlic and herb cheese gives the dish a tasty finish. The recipe, which makes 8 cups, is a Yummly original created by Ivy Manning.
- 8 oz. asparagus
- 2 Roma tomatoes
- 1 carrot
- 2 large shallots
- 3 Tbsp. salted butter
- 12 oz. penne pasta
- 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1/2 cup garlic and herb cheese (soft, such as Boursin)
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
- Snap off and discard tough ends from asparagus. Cut remaining portions into 1-inch lengths. Chop tomatoes, coarsely shred carrot, and thinly slice shallots. Set vegetables aside separately.
- Melt butter in a 12-inch frying pan or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring frequently, until they begin to brown, 2-3 minutes.
- Add pasta, chicken broth, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium and simmer pasta uncovered, stirring often and scraping bottom of the pan to loosen any stuck pasta, until pasta is barely tender to bite (al dente), about 8 minutes.
- Add asparagus, tomatoes, carrot, and peas and return to a simmer. Cover pan and cook, stirring once, until asparagus is crisp-tender and bright green and pasta is tender, 2-3 minutes.
- Remove pan from heat. Add cheese and stir until melted. Let pasta stand for 5 minutes loosely covered for sauce to thicken. Tear or chop basil into pieces, sprinkle it over pasta, and give pasta a quick stir.
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|Calories570Calories from Fat170|
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|Calories from Fat170|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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