baby pasta shells with asparagus

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make a pasta medley full of fresh spring vegetables. Blanching the vegetables in the boiling water also adds flavor to the pasta.

baby pasta shells with asparagus

How to make baby pasta shells with asparagus recipes!

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add asparagus, and cook 4 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Remove asparagus with slotted spoon;
Drain and chop into small bite-sized pieces.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente.

Drain pasta and RESERVE a cup of the pasta water.

How to make baby pasta shells with asparagus recipes!

Return pasta to the pot and toss with marinara, asparagus, grated cheese, salt and pepper, and a 1/4 cup of the pasta water or as needed to loosen the sauce.

baby pasta shells with asparagus

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baby pasta shells with asparagus

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make a pasta medley full of fresh spring vegetables. Blanching the vegetables in the boiling water also adds flavor to the pasta.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baby pasta shells with asparagus
Servings: 4
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Luda huang

Equipment

  • pot

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces baby pasta shells or small gluten-free pasta
  • 1 bunch thin asparagus tough ends removed
  • 1 1/2 cups quick marinara sauce or jarred
  • 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add asparagus, and cook 4 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Remove asparagus with slotted spoon;
  • Drain and chop into small bite-sized pieces.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente.
  • Drain pasta and RESERVE a cup of the pasta water.
  • Return pasta to the pot and toss with marinara, asparagus, grated cheese, salt and pepper, and a 1/4 cup of the pasta water or as needed to loosen the sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 560mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 454IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2mg
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