The Best Spring Pasta EVER!

The Best Spring Pasta Ever! This recipe is so easy to make, and taste like Spring time on a plate. Start to finish, you can whip this delicious dish up for your family in under 30 minutes. Ready, set, go:

The Best Spring Pasta EVER!
Serves 4
Simple, delicious, and FULL of Spring flavors.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 8 oz penne pasta
  2. 3 TBSP olive oil
  3. 1 clove minced garlic
  4. 1 lb thin asparagus (discard the woody ends), cut into 1/2-1 inch pieces
  5. Salt & Pepper to taste
  6. 8 oz cherry tomatoes
  7. 1 cup peas (fresh is best, but frozen will work just fine)
  8. 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  9. Juice of 2 lemons
  10. 1 cup grated Parmesan
  11. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but al dente (8 to 10 minutes). Drain the pasta, reserving about 1/4 cup of the starchy pasta water.
  2. In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the asparagus, season with the salt and pepper, and cook for 3 minutes until slightly soft. Add the cherry tomatoes and peas. Cook for 2 minutes. Pour the chicken stock and lemon juice into the pan and simmer tomatoes start to burst and the stock is reduced by half, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Transfer the asparagus mixture to a large serving bowl. Add the cooked pasta and 1/2 of the Parmesan. Toss well, adding reserved pasta water. Continue to toss until water is absorbed. Garnish with the remaining Parmesan and chopped basil.
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