Being part Italian, I cannot stress my absolute obsession with pasta!
There are so many ways to dress it up, make it healthy, and keep it simple.
Here’s one of my favorite quick dinners. I went with Ancient Harvest Gluten-Free Supergrain Pasta (though of course you should use your personal favorite pasta!)
This recipe makes 1 large serving.
5-6 large asparagus stalks
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 servings of your favorite pasta
1 cup tomato basil pasta sauce
black pepper & cayenne pepper to taste
optional topping – a sprinkle of parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
Cut off the ends of the asparagus, then place the stalks into a gallon-sized plastic bag
Pour the olive oil into the bag and make sure it covers all of the asparagus
Place the asparagus on a baking sheets and cook in the oven for about 12-14 minutes
Cook and drain the pasta, then mix in the pasta sauce to keep it from sticking
Remove the asparagus from the oven, chop into small pieces, and mix that into the pasta
Add black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste, and then sprinkle on some parmesan if you wish!