Fresh sauteed vegetables are combined with a fresh creamy tomato sauce to create this delicious, easy to make pasta dish. Serve with grated cheese.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 (10 ounce) package fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed and chopped
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can pureed tomatoes
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked penne pasta
- 1 cup heavy cream
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and saute the garlic until lightly browned. Place mushrooms in the skillet, 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.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place penne pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
Mix the heavy cream into the skillet, and continue cooking 10 minutes, until sauce is thickened. Serve over the cooked pasta.