Penne with Creamy Asparagus Sauce

    Penne with Creamy Asparagus Sauce

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    Fresh sauteed vegetables in creamy pasta sauce make this a delicious and easy dinner or dinner party meal.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 300g mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed and chopped
    • 1 (400g) tin pureed tomatoes
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
    • 500g penne
    • 1 cup (250ml) thickened cream

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a frypan over medium heat and saute the garlic until lightly browned. Place mushrooms in the frypan and cook 5 minutes. Mix in asparagus and cook 5 minutes, or until tender. Stir in the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place penne in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
    3. Mix the cream into the frypan and continue cooking 10 minutes, until sauce is thickened. Serve over the cooked pasta.

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