Penne With Cherry Tomatoes, Asparagus, and Goat Cheese

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

Great as a one dish meal in spring and summer; adapted from mayo clinic


  1. Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Put 1 tablespoons water in a microwave safe bowl, add asparagus, cover, and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta til al dente, about 10 minutes. Divide cherry tomatoes in half and add to bowl; mince garlic. Toss with olive oil. Chill for at least two hours; crumble goat cheese and toss with salad.
Most Helpful

Awesome pasta dish! Instead of microwaving the asparagus I just tossed it in with the pasta during the last 2 minutes of cooking. I let the tomatoes marinate for a couple of hours before I prepared the rest and they were so flavorful with the pasta and asparagus. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for Spring Pick-A-Chef 2014

loof May 01, 2014

Awesome!!!! I bought fresh asparagus from the Farmers Market and found this recipe to make a dish with asapargus. Turned out fabulous! I only used 3 tbs olive oil and 1/2 round goat cheese and it still tasted great. Oh, and I used Fiberwise whole wheat penne (high fiber, more protein).

aretina April 19, 2010