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Penne with Asparagus Carbonara

86 Reviews
75% would make this recipe again

Pasta with egg, asparagus, and cheese.

Preparation : 15 min Cooking : 15 min
400 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients

10 asparagus, average size 200 g
1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
160 g penne rigate 2 cups
1 egg yolks
1 tsp dried oregano 0.4 g
2 tbsp pasta cooking water 30 mL
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 14 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 230ºC/450ºF.
  2. Prepare the asparagus. Lay the asparagus in a single layer on an oiled baking tray. Coat thoroughly with oil, then add a little salt. Bake in the middle of the oven until the asparagus change colour, about 8-10 min, depending on their size. Shake the tray a couple times during cooking so that the asparagus will cook evenly. After baking, cut the asparagus into pieces sliced at an angle, about 2 cm long. Set aside.
  3. To save time, the rest of the sauce preparation and the pasta cooking can be done at the same time.
  4. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, until al dente.
  5. Meanwhile, separate the egg whites and yolks. Set the whites aside in a glass jar with a lid and put them in the refrigerator or freezer for a future use in another recipe. Stir the yolks in a serving bowl which is large enough to hold and mix all the pasta, add the oregano, and season with salt and pepper. Beat the egg mixture 1 min with a fork, then dilute it with the specified amount of pasta cooking water. Set aside.
  6. Drain the pasta, then pour it into the bowl. Mix rapidly in order to cook the yolks and let the pasta get coated at the same time. Add the asparagus and its cooking juices, sprinkle with the grated parmesan, then serve in the warmed plates.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (300g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

400

Fat

11 g

17 %

Saturated 2.8 g
+ Trans 0 g

14 %

Cholesterol

110 mg

Sodium

310 mg

13 %

Carbohydrate

60 g

20 %

Fibre

5 g

20 %

Sugars

3 g

Protein

15 g

Vitamin A

15 %

Vitamin C

8 %

Calcium

12 %

Iron

23 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : ¾ serving
Grain Products : 2 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¼ serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D
Good source of  :
Copper, Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Folacin, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin K
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 3 ½
Vegetables ½
Meat and Alternatives ½
Fats 1 ½

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Members' Reviews

86 Reviews (81 with rating only ) 75% would make this recipe again
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Dollinha
june 25, 2015 | I would make this recipe again

My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. It is a keeper.

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Kittykat1971
november 26, 2010

Really easy to make but I wouldn't make this again....the mixture of oregano and asparagus didn't work for me....

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rpthomps
june 02, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

My two year old son loved this

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misti9865
april 14, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

My husband and I really enjoyed the flavor of this recipe. A great low cost main course.

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strivingveg
april 11, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Easy to make. Tasted good. Good lunchtime meal.

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This recipe is in the following categories

Pasta | Main courses/Entrées | High Iron | Vegetarian | Kosher | Halal | High Fibre | Italian

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Dollinha
june 25, 2015 | I would make this recipe again

My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. It is a keeper.

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Kittykat1971
november 26, 2010

Really easy to make but I wouldn't make this again....the mixture of oregano and asparagus didn't work for me....

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rpthomps
june 02, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

My two year old son loved this

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