Pepperoni Pasta with Asparagus
Get the fresh, light taste of spring with this recipe. This simple to make pasta dish combines ripe asparagus, fresh basil, and all-pork pepperoni for a pleasant and satisfying entree.
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Total Time: Less Than 30 Mins
- 1/2 onion, sliced
- 10 slices, julienne Applegate Naturals®
Pepperoni or Applegate Naturals®
Pork & Beef Pepperoni
or Applegate Naturals® Turkey Pepperoni
- Half a bunch of asparagus, about 3” each
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup starchy pasta water
- 1 cup white wine
- 1/2 lb. penne pasta, boiled
- 2 tablespoon parsley, chopped
- 10-12 leaves of basil, gently broken by hand
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- Olive oil
- Lightly sauté the onion, pepperoni and asparagus.
- Then add the garlic, making sure not to burn so the garlic stays sweet.
- While asparagus is still a bit crunchy you want to add pasta water and white wine and let simmer for 2 - 3 minutes.
- Then add your cooked pasta and stir mixture around to add body and to bind the dish.
- Finish off with your chopped parsley and basil leaves.
- Add parmesan to taste and top off with a little bit of olive oil.