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Jul 27

Balsamic Asparagus Pasta

Balsamic Asparagus PastaThis another Pinterest recipe, imagine that! This one came from foodandwine.com, and like the Tuscan Garlic Chicken, is a perfect weeknight meal. To me, cooking after work is therapy. It’s the best way for me to decompress after a long day. And then to be able to have a nice meal at the end of my “therapy”, is so rewarding!

This dish tasted like something from a fancy restaurant, and the leftovers were equally delicious. Win, win!

You can find the original recipe here. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out beautifully!

 Balsamic Asparagus Pasta Recipe

  1. 1 pound asparagus
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 2 teaspoons salt
  4. 1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  5. 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  6. 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  7. 1 pound penne
  8. 1/4 pound butter, cut into pieces
  9. 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  1. Heat the oven to 400┬░. Snap the tough ends off the asparagus and discard them. Cut the spears into 1-inch pieces. Put the asparagus on a baking sheet and toss with the oil and 1/4 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. Roast until tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, put the vinegar in a small saucepan. Simmer until 3 tablespoons remain. Stir in the brown sugar and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Remove from the heat.
  3. Cook the penne in a large pot of boiling, salted water until just done, about 13 minutes. Drain the pasta and toss with the butter, vinegar, asparagus, Parmesan, and the remaining 1 3/4 teaspoons salt. Serve with additional Parmesan.

Enjoy!!

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