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Portobello and Asparagus Pasta

Easy, healthy, and really tasty.

Portobello and Asparagus Pasta

Directions:

  1. Make the pesto by pureeing the first seven ingredients till medium smooth.
  2. Boil a pot of salted water.  Add pasta
  3. During the last five minutes of cooking the pasta, add the asparagus.  In a saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.   Add portobello, cook till tender (about seven minutes)
  4. When pasta is cooked, strain it and asparagus, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
  5. Transfer pasta and asparagus back to the pot along with the reserved water.  Mix in pesto.  Top with portobello and parsley.
Prep Notes:

Simply trim asparagus during prep.  If time is of the essence, the pesto can be made during prep as well to pull this dish together in less than 15 minutes.  

Ingredients:
  • 2 Tablespoon(s) pine nuts
  • 20 large fresh basil leaves
  • 2/3 Cup(s) fresh parsley
  • 1/4 Cup(s) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup(s) Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 4 Clove(s) garlic, peeled
  • 1 Pinch(s) salt
Pasta
  • 1 Pinch(s) fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Lb(s) bow-tie pasta, or shell, or tortellini
  • 1 Bunch(s) asparagus, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon(s) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large Portobello mushroom caps, sliced
  • 4 Teaspoon(s) fresh parsley, chopped, for topping
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 8.5 ounces Servings 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 583.95 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.51(g) 26%
Saturated Fat: 2.73(g) 14%
Cholesterol 3.67(g) 1%
Sodium 130.48(g) 5%
Total Carbohydrate 90.23(g) 30%
Dietary Fiber 8.57(g) 34%
Sugars 2.41(g)
Protein 18.99(g) 38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.