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pasta [pah-stuh; especially British pas-tuh]
noun
1. any of various flour-and-egg food preparations of Italian origin, made of thin, unleavened dough and produced in a variety of forms, usually served with a sauce and sometimes stuffed

by Susan Andrews

Pesto Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Asparagus

Pesto Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Asparagus

My inspiration Damn Delicious

This pasta recipe comes together quickly and it's good hot or cold.

Ingredients

     8 oz mini farfalle or pasta of choice
     1lb asparagus washed and trimmed of woody ends
     1 tbsp butter or oil
     Salt & Pepper
     1/2 cup pesto
     1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes in olive oil, chopped
     Parmesan cheese to taste

Directions

Boil your pasta according to package instructions.

Pesto Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Asparagus

While pasta is cooking trim your asparagus.

Pesto Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Asparagus

Heat a medium saucepan over med heat. Add butter. Add asparagus and season with salt and pepper. Cook until crisp tender. This will take just a few minutes. Stir occasionally. I like mine to sit and get a little char on them. Remove from heat and set aside.

Chop your tomatoes and set aside.

Pesto Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Asparagus

Measure your pesto and set aside.

Pesto Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Asparagus

When pasta is done, drain and add it to a mixing bowl. Throw in 1/2 cup of pesto, tomatoes and asparagus. Mix well. Add salt, pepper and parmesan cheese to taste. I used sea salt, garlic salt & seasoning salt.

Pesto Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Asparagus

It's just that quick. Serve hot or cold.

Pesto Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Asparagus

You could throw in chicken breasts and make it a main dish. I paired mine with chicken parmesan. You can find the recipe here.

Pesto Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Asparagus

Note: if you have leftovers you may need to add additional seasoning the next day. The pasta will absorb the flavors as it sits.

Pesto Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Asparagus

Tip: this is how to store asparagus. Lightly cover with plastic. I've really grown to love asparagus.




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