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Penne With Asparagus Sauce

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“This is one of my all-time favorites, and anyone who has ever tried it has heartily agreed. It is simple, it is delicious and perfect as a meatless meal. However, if you do feel the need to fill it out some more, the pancetta option works really great, too!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put water on for pasta; salt when boiled. Cook pasta according to package directions, then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Heat butter and olive oil over medium heat, add pancetta (if using) and saute for 3 minutes. Then, add garlic and asparagus pieces and saute for an additional 5-6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add tomatoes and their liquid. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer, uncovered, slowly for about 15 minutes. Add Parmesan cheese and stir until well-combined.
  4. Add cream; cook and stir for about 3 minutes.
  5. Pour over cooked pasta and serve. Pass additional Parmesan cheese to taste.

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