I found this recipe on Pinterest and adapted it a bit from the one Damn Delicious posted. Hubby had his with a fried egg on top, and really enjoyed it. Runny egg yolks are not my thing without toast, so I skipped the egg and enjoyed mine with a sprinkling of fresh grated parmesan cheese. The egg definitely adds protein though – so to boost it if you don’t want eggs, try a legume like chickpeas or cannellini beans.
The Boy had his without egg and cleaned his plate, so even good for picky eaters. My kids both love roasted asparagus, though – so that makes things easier!
Serve with a green salad and garlic bread – perfect quick-cooking, no plan meal.
Pesto Pasta with Asparagus and Sun Dried Tomatoes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Carrie Hill
Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories per serving: 383
Carbs per serving: 46
Protein per serving: 15
Fiber per serving: 4
Excellent Pesto Pasta - great meat-free and fast cooking dish. Perfect for late night or days you didnt plan dinner.
16 oz small or medium shell pasta
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/3 C pesto (whatever your favorite is)
1/4 C julienned sun dried tomatoes. I drain these and press between paper towels. If you use dried, reconstitute in warm water for 15 minutes & drain before slicing.
1/3 C shredded mozzarella
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Trim ends off asparagus & spread over sheet Toss with olive oil gently and then add salt and pepper to your taste. Roast for 18 minutes.
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta; drain well.
When asparagus is done, cool slightly and cut into 1" pieces.
In a large serving bowl, combine pasta, asparagus, pesto, sun dried tomatoes and mozzarella.
Serve immediately with a fried egg, if you like them. Tastes amazing without as well.
Carrie Hill is the mother of 2 human children, and 5 fur babies. She has a husband who is a great guy, a good food tester, but a bit of a nut, just like her. She enjoys writing, reading, cooking and baking in her spare time.