Marinara Baby Pasta Shells with Asparagus Recipe

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Genesis
Genesis January 9, 2021
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How To Make Marinara Baby Pasta Shells with Asparagus

Short on budget? Worry no more WITH this less-than-10-dollars, 4-ingredient meal. So delicious, you would think you’re in fine dining!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 8ozbaby pasta shells,or small gluten free pasta
  • 1bunchthin asparagus,tough ends removed
  • cupsquick marinara sauce,or jarred
  • ¼cuppecorino romano
  • salt and fresh pepper,to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil about 4 inches of water in a large pot.

  2. Add asparagus and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until tender-crisp.

  3. Drain and chop into bite-sized pieces.

  4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil or use the same pot from the asparagus. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente.

  5. While pasta is cooking, heat 1½ cups of marinara sauce in a medium saucepan.

  6. Drain pasta and reserve a cup of the pasta water.

  7. Return pasta back to the pot and toss with marinara, asparagus, grated cheese, salt and pepper, and ¼ cup of the pasta water or as needed to loosen the sauce.

  8. Divide between four bowls and top with fresh pepper and more grated cheese if desired.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 297.90kcal
  • Fat: 4.60g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.76g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.89g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.56g
  • Fiber: 4.34g
  • Sugar: 7.56g
  • Protein: 12.10g
  • Cholesterol: 10.56mg
  • Sodium: 537.12mg
  • Calcium: 135.77mg
  • Potassium: 514.20mg
  • Iron: 2.23mg
  • Vitamin A: 51.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.57mg
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