Healthier Pasta with Asparagus

Hey y’all! Today we’re making pasta with a recipe from Damn Delicious πŸ™‚ I don’t eat pasta too often, but when I do…I enjoy every bite. This is a simple and delicious recipe that’s perfect when you’re short on time but still want a great meal.

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Photo Cred: damndelicious.net

INGREDIENTS

8 ounces medium shell pasta

1 pound asparagus, trimmed

2 tablespoons olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1/2 cupΒ basil pesto

1/3 cup julienned sun dried tomatoes in olive oil, drained

1/3 cup diced mozzarella cubes

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  3. Place asparagus in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, to taste; gently toss to combine. Place into oven and roast for 8-12 minutes, or until tender but crisp. Let cool before cutting into 1-inch pieces.
  4. In a large bowl, combine pasta, asparagus, pesto, sun dried tomatoes and mozzarella.

Serve it up, and enjoy!!

-Erin


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