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Penne With Mushrooms And Asparagus

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Ingredients
  Penne pasta 8 Ounce, uncooked
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Shiitake mushrooms 3 1⁄2 Ounce (1 package)
  Sliced shallots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), minced
  Canned vegetable broth 14 Ounce (1 can)
  Asparagus spears 1 Pound, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shredded asiago cheese 2 Ounce (1/2 cup)
  Chopped fresh basil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and keep warm.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, shallots, and garlic; saute 5 minutes.
3. Add broth, asparagus, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until asparagus is tender.
4. Combine pasta and asparagus mixture; sprinkle with cheese and basil, tossing well.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Pasta

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