Penne with Asparagus
Yeah, I’m on an asparagus kick today. I feel like I’m on Iron Chef and it’s the secret ingredient. What can I say? Beautiful, pencil-thin asparagus are plentiful right now, and I can’t resist. Allez Cuisine?
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flake
- 2-3 dashes of hot sauce
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 1 lb. asparagus, cut into 1 1/2″ pieces
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup grated cheese for pasta (your favorite)
- 1 lb. cooked Penne pasta
You can keep this dish low-carb by using Dreamfields pasta, which I did. No one even knew the difference.
In a skillet, cook garlic, red pepper, hot pepper sauce in oil and butter for 2-3 minutes.
Add asparagus and cook until tender-crisp, 8-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Add cheese and pour over cooked pasta. Mix well. Mangia!