Penne with Asparagus, Pistachios and Mint (Cooking LIght)

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Penne with Asparagus, Pistachios and Mint (Cooking LIght)
Penne with Asparagus, Pistachios and Mint (Cooking LIght)

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 8

    oz. penne pasta

  • 5

    tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1

    lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1 1/2 inch pieces

  • 3

    green onions, chopped, white and green parts divided

  • 2

    large cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4

    cup white wine

  • 1/2

    tsp koshe salt

  • 1/4

    tsp freshly ground pepper

  • 2

    tsp butter

  • 1.5

    oz pecorino Romano cheese, grated (1/3 cup)

  • 1/4

    cup chopped psitachios

  • 2

    TBS chopped fresh mint

Directions

Cook pasta accounting to package directions, omitting fat and salt. Drain in colanderover a bowl reservign 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Return pasta and 1/4 cup reserved liquid to pot. Cover and keep warm over low heat. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 TBS oil to pan, swirl to coat. Add asparagus and saute e minutes. Stir in white parts of green onion and garlic, cook 30 seconds. Add wine,, cook 1 minute. Add asparagus mixture, salt, pepper, to pasta mixutre. Stir in remaining 2 tsp oil, remaining green onios , butter and cheese. Put pasta in large pasta bolw and sprinkle evenly with pistachios and mint.

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