Pesto Asparagus And Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Recipe

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Allison Fernandez Modified: March 21, 2022
Pesto Asparagus And Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Recipe

How To Make Pesto Asparagus And Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

The classic flavors of basil and asparagus highlight the sweet-savory flavor profile of this sun-dried tomato pasta, making it an elegantly tasty dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 22 minutes
Total: 37 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 3garlic cloves
  • 15asparagus spears
  • 1tspolive oil
  • 1tspsalt,to taste
  • 1tsppepper,to taste
  • 8ozpenne pasta

For Pesto:

  • 4cupsfresh basil leaves
  • cuppine nuts
  • 2garlic cloves
  • ½cupolive oil
  • ½cupparmesan cheese
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½cupsun-dried tomato
  • ½cupparmesan cheese,optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. In a large pot, bring 4 quarts of water to a rolling boil.

  3. Remove the woody ends of the asparagus and discard. Cut the remaining spears into quarters and place on a baking sheet.

  4. Drizzle olive oil, salt, and pepper over the asparagus and toss so each piece is evenly coated.

  5. Bake for 10 minutes.

  6. In the boiling water, cook the penne for 10 to 12 minutes, or until al dente, and drain.

  7. Using a blender or food processor, blend the basil, pine nuts, garlic, and olive oil until it becomes a paste. Add in the Parmesan and salt and blend.

  8. In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted asparagus, and pesto of about 3 hefty tablespoons.

  9. Toss together and serve hot or cold, and top with Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 722.77kcal
  • Fat: 46.74g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.77g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 25.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.54g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.44g
  • Fiber: 4.97g
  • Sugar: 5.99g
  • Protein: 25.57g
  • Cholesterol: 25.28mg
  • Sodium: 535.35mg
  • Calcium: 528.46mg
  • Potassium: 676.08mg
  • Iron: 4.61mg
  • Vitamin A: 166.39µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.59mg
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