Roasted asparagus, pancetta & cherry tomato pasta

Roasted asparagus, pancetta & cherry tomato pasta

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A little asparagus goes a long way in this seasonal supper dish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
520
protein
22g
carbs
80g
fat
15g
saturates
4g
fibre
5g
sugar
6g
salt
0.82g

Ingredients

  • 400g penne
  • 500g bunch asparagus, each spear trimmed and cut into 3 pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 slices pancetta, snipped into pieces
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • good handful basil leaves
  • grated parmesan, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Boil the pasta in salted water. Put the asparagus into a roasting tin, then toss with the oil and pancetta. Roast for 10 mins until the pancetta starts to crisp up, stir in the tomatoes, then cook for 5 mins more.
  2. Drain the pasta, then add to the roasting tin along with the torn basil leaves and seasoning. Stir well until everything is glistening, then serve in bowls, scattered with grated Parmesan.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2009

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jacquil's picture
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Loved this. Didn't have any basil, and added some single cream at the end as I had some to use up. I think it added an extra richness. Good, simple, recipe.

bonney-blythe's picture
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This was very easy and very tasty. I have also used the cubed pancetta which worked just as well

lagirafa's picture
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I used parpadelle instead of penne because it's what I happened to have in the cupboard, also the shop had run out of fresh basil so I substituted fresh tyme. I was lucky to have picked up some gorgeous organic cherry tomatoes that were just oozing with sweetness and perfect for roasting.
The result was delicious. So quick and easy to make. Will certainly be making this again.

susiem's picture
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Quick, fresh and delicious

rimarap's picture
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Easy to make and really tasty

graziekk's picture
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sound good... and yet its easy =D

getmacca's picture
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Very very nice. My partner doesn't eat pork, so I changed the pancetta for smoked salmon. Tasted great!

katyrouth's picture
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Delicious, quick, and easy! I often roast asparagus/tomatoes/bacon to make a salad, but had never thought of combining them with pasta. Couldn't get hold of pancetta so used parma ham but still lovely.

jburton's picture
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Sounds lovely, will be trying this..x

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