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Bow Tie Pasta with Roasted Asparagus and Peppers

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All types of short cut pasta can be used in this colourful Spring recipe. I prefer to use the bow-tie pasta called "farfalle".

Preparation : 20 min Cooking : 15 min
330 calories/serving
  • Easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients

3 tbsp olive oil 45 mL
12 asparagus, average size 240 g
1 1/2 yellow or red sweet peppers 300 g
200 g farfalle (bow-tie) 3 cups
1/2 shallots, finely chopped 20 g
1/3 cup dairy blend 5% 85 mL
4 tsp Parmesan cheese, grated 4 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Keep the serving plates warm on the stove while you're preparing the dish.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 215ºC/425ºF. Add half of the oil to a large baking tray.
  2. Prepare the asparagus and peppers. Leave the asparagus whole; Cut the peppers in half or quarters, removing the stem and seeds. Lay the vegetables in a single layer on the oiled baking tray. Coat them thoroughly with the oil in the tray, then add a little salt. Bake in the middle of the oven until the vegetables are nicely browned, about 10-12 min. Turn the vegetables a couple times during cooking, so that they will cook evenly. Set aside.
  3. The peppers should be peeled before serving. To make the peeling easier, cover or wrap the peppers with aluminum foil or put them in a paper bag, and let them cool down a few minutes (the moisture kept under the cover will help lift the peel). Cut the peppers into strips and the asparagus into bite-size pieces (about 1,5 cm).
  4. To save time, the rest of the sauce preparation and the pasta cooking can be done at the same time.
  5. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until it is (al dente).
  6. Meanwhile, warm the remaining oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the finely chopped shallot, then sauté 2-3 min, until it is softened. Add the cooked vegetables. Stir in the dairy blend, mix well, then lower the heat to very low. Add just a little salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Drain the pasta then pour it into the pan, mix well and adjust the seasoning.
  8. Dust with parmesan cheese then serve in the warmed dishes.

Remarks

The asparagus and peppers may be cooked 2 days in advance then warmed and added to the pasta right before serving.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (250g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

330

Fat

15 g

23 %

Saturated 2.6 g
+ Trans 0 g

13 %

Cholesterol

10 mg

Sodium

180 mg

7 %

Carbohydrate

44 g

15 %

Fibre

4 g

16 %

Sugars

5 g

Protein

9 g

Vitamin A

19 %

Vitamin C

110 %

Calcium

6 %

Iron

14 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 servings
Grain Products : 1 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Good source of  :
Folacin, Vitamin A
Excellent source of  :
Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 2 ½
Vegetables ½
Meat and Alternatives 0
Fats 1 ½

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Vegetables | Pasta | First courses/Appetizers | Vegetarian | Halal | Kosher | Italian