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Gluten-Free Basil Penne with Asparagus and Feta

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4
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Here's a hearty pasta dish that's both vegetarian and gluten free...plus, it's ready in 35 minutes.

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked gluten free penne pasta (6 oz)
1
lb fresh asparagus, trimmed, cut diagonally into 1 1/2-inch pieces
2
tablespoons olive oil
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
1 1/2
cups halved grape or cherry tomatoes
1/4
cup chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
2
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/4
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1
package (6 oz) gluten free crumbled tomato-basil feta cheese

Directions

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, adding asparagus during last 3 minutes of cooking time (don’t overcook pasta).
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook garlic in oil about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans, tomatoes, basil, lemon juice, salt and pepper; toss gently.
  • 3 Stir cooked pasta and asparagus into skillet. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Stir in cheese.

Expert Tips

You can use any gluten free pasta in this recipe. Use whatever beans you like or have on hand.

Complete the menu with your favorite fresh fruit and glasses of iced tea.

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
Calories
550
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
30%
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
810mg
34%
Potassium
1090mg
31%
Total Carbohydrate
70g
23%
Dietary Fiber
11g
46%
Sugars
5g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
40%
40%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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