Asparagus and Goat Cheese Penne Pasta
Author: Allie
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 mins
  • 1 (13 oz.) box whole wheat Penne pasta
  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • 1lB. Asparagus ends trimmed and cut into 1" pieces
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 3 Tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1½ Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup reserved pasta water
  • Additional salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Add peas and asparagus to the water the last 5 minutes of cooking. RESERVE ½ CUP OF THE PASTA WATER before draining.
  2. Transfer pasta, asparagus and peas to a large bowl.
  3. Whisk the oil, lemon juice, pasta water, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pour over the pasta, stirring to combine.
  4. Add in the goat cheese and mix until pasta is well coated.
  5. Add in additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
Calories: 391 Fat: 14.4 Sugar: 2.3 Fiber: 9.6 Protein: 14 Cholesterol: 10.4
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