This is a simple dish that is so yummy! We eat it quite often on our 'meat free' night.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add asparagus, and cook for 2 minutes. Add peas, and cook for 2 more minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; set aside. Add pasta to boiling water, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • Place pasta in the bowl with asparagus and peas. Toss with olive oil, Parmesan, salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

383 calories; protein 15.2g; carbohydrates 50.4g; fat 14.4g; cholesterol 8.8mg; sodium 158.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2006
I adjusted this to our liking but it was so good we may make it two weeks in a row! While the pasta was cooking (I used Rotini)in a fry pan I heated 2 1/2 cloves minced garlic (& I added a bit of chopped garlic for fun) and about 1/2 cup chopped red onion in a little olive oil. I added sugar snap pea pods and sun dried tomatoes. I grilled the asparagus on our Hamilton Beach griller for a few minutes (after mixing with a little olive oil and lemon juice). Then I added to fry pan for a few minutes. I then added all ingredients together in a large bowl and tossed with fresh grated parm chz (a drizzle more oil) and a little salt & pepper. Awesome! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2005
we thought this was pretty good. I added some sundried tomatoes and just a sprinkle of italian spice. the kids like it too. Read More
(57)
89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2006
I adjusted this to our liking but it was so good we may make it two weeks in a row! While the pasta was cooking (I used Rotini)in a fry pan I heated 2 1/2 cloves minced garlic (& I added a bit of chopped garlic for fun) and about 1/2 cup chopped red onion in a little olive oil. I added sugar snap pea pods and sun dried tomatoes. I grilled the asparagus on our Hamilton Beach griller for a few minutes (after mixing with a little olive oil and lemon juice). Then I added to fry pan for a few minutes. I then added all ingredients together in a large bowl and tossed with fresh grated parm chz (a drizzle more oil) and a little salt & pepper. Awesome! Read More
(86)
Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2005
we thought this was pretty good. I added some sundried tomatoes and just a sprinkle of italian spice. the kids like it too. Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2005
This recipe was simple and delicious. It's also great as left overs. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2006
I liked the idea of this recipe but made some changes to suit my tastes. I prefer my veggies stir-fried instead of boiled so I cooked them in olive oil in a pan along with some chicken and some Mrs Dash. I also used whole wheat rotini instead of penne. All around a very healthy dish. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2012
I just made this for dinner and it was fantastic! I sauteed a small onion sliced with the asparagus in a large saute pan. Then added a clove of minced garlic and a pinch of red pepper and salt. Then I added the snap peas and let it all cook for about 15-20 minutes. Served over the cooked penne drizzled with a bit of olive oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2006
We loved this recipe! My husband SAYS he doesn't like asparagus - but guess what? He loved this asparagus dish. My only difficulty was that the snow peas I got were still out of season and got a little bitter. But you could substitute frozen peas instead if that was the case. I would stick with only fresh asparagus though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2011
Delicious! I used frozen peas and fresh asparagus and stirfried them with some garlic season-all pepper and salt. I also threw in some red onion as well. Served it hot over al dente penne with grated Parmesan cheese. I really enjoyed it while my husband only gave it a pass and my toddler just picked out the peas. I don't care what they think I'm making this again! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2012
This is very good. Maybe a little bland as is but a great start. Adding a little bacon makes this AWESOME. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2014
It's very simple but very tasty. I added mushrooms and red pepper flakes. Read More
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