Penne With Roasted Asparagus and Balsamic Butter

Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I found this at cooking.com and found it to have a very unique flavor. Cooking times are estimates.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400.
  2. Snap the tough ends off the asparagus and discard them.
  3. Cut the spears into 1 inch pieces.
  4. Put the aspargus on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and 1/4 tsp.
  5. each of the salt and pepper.
  6. Roast until tender, about 10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, put the vinegar in a small saucepan.
  8. Simmer until 3 T.
  9. remain.
  10. Stir in the brown sugar and the remainig 1/4 tsp.
  11. pepper.
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Cook the penne in a large pot of boiling, salted water just until done, about 13 minutes.
  14. Drain the pasta and toss with the butter, vinegar, asparagus, Parmesan and the remaining 1 3/4 tsp.
  15. salt.
  16. Serve with additional Parmesan.

Reviews

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I made half a recipe for the two of us and it turned out great. I did cook 1 chicken breast and added to the recipe. Also served a salad savory salad that had balsamic too. I found it on Food and Wine via pinterest.

adopt a greyhound March 20, 2012

This was really good! I also didn't use as much butter as another reviewer, and I roasted a chopped onion along with the asparagus. The veggies turned out great; next time I would probably add even more veggies. Thanks for sharing!

bricookie55 April 09, 2010

This pasta was very interesting! It seemed to grow on us; leftovers were very good. I cut back the butter to 2 T., and I used farfalle instead of penne. Unique flavor, good for those who enjoy balsamic vinegar. Fun to try! Thanks for posting.

vrvrvr April 30, 2009

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