Asparagus Farfalle

A quick and fresh weeknight meal, try Asparagus Farfalle.

Asparagus Farfalle

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  • 4

    ounces uncooked mini farfalle

  • 8

    ounces medium asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 4

    teaspoons olive oil, divided $

  • cup thinly sliced leek

  • 2

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 3

    tablespoons dry white wine $

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped fresh mint

  • ¼

    teaspoon black pepper

  • teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1

    ounce pecorino Romano cheese, grated (about ¼ cup)


1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. 2. Sauté asparagus in 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat for 4 minutes. Remove asparagus from pan. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add leek; sauté 2 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add wine; cook for 30 seconds. Add pasta, asparagus, mint, and remaining ingredients; toss. Variations PEAS, PANCETTA, AND LEMON: Add 1 cup frozen peas during last 2 minutes of cooking pasta; drain. Sauté 1 ounce diced pancetta 3 minutes. Add 2 minced garlic cloves; cook 30 seconds. Add 3 tablespoons dry white wine; cook 30 seconds. Add pasta, 1 tablespoon butter, 1/2 teaspoon lemon rind, 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. SERVES 4 (serving size: 3/4 cup) CALORIES 194; FAT 5.7g (sat 3.1g); SODIUM 325mg PESTO AND ALMONDS: Add 6 ounces (1-inch) cut green beans during last 4 minutes of cooking pasta. Drain. Sauté 2 minced garlic cloves in 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 minute. Add pasta mixture, 1/4 cup chopped almonds, 2 tablespoons pesto, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese; toss. SERVES 4 (serving size: 1 cup) CALORIES 245; FAT 11.6g (sat 2.6g); SODIUM 300mg TOMATOES, FETA, AND THYME: Cook pasta; drain. Sauté 1 cup sliced leek in 4 teaspoons olive oil over medium heat 2 minutes. Add 2 minced garlic cloves; sauté 30 seconds. Stir in 1 tablespoon lemon juice, pasta, 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes, 2 teaspoons minced thyme, and 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese. SERVES 4 (serving size: 3/4 cup) CALORIES 195; FAT 7.3g (sat 2.4g); SODIUM 127mg


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