Penne With Roasted Asparagus and Balsamic Butter

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.


Most Helpful

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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