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Gluten Free Basil Penne with Asparagus and Feta

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Gluten Free Basil Penne with Asparagus and Feta
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4
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Here's a hearty pasta dish that's both vegetarian and gluten free...plus, it's ready in 35 minutes.
Sep 8, 2011

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500 mL) uncooked gluten free penne pasta (6 oz)
  • 1 lb (500 g) fresh asparagus, trimmed, cut diagonally into 1 1/2-inch (7.5 cm) pieces
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (540 mL) cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped fresh or 1 tbsp (15 mL) dried basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) coarse ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) gluten free crumbled feta cheese

Steps

  • 1
    Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, adding asparagus during last 3 minutes of cooking time (don’t overcook pasta).
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook garlic in oil about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans, tomatoes, basil, lemon juice, salt and pepper; toss gently.
  • 3
    Stir cooked pasta and asparagus into skillet. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Stir in cheese.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    COOKING GLUTEN FREE? : Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

550 Calories, 19g Total Fat, 24g Protein, 70g Total Carbs, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4 servings
Calories
550
Total Fat
19g
Saturated Fat
7g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
Sodium
810mg
Total Carbs
70g
Dietary Fiber
11g
Sugars
5g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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