By Mayo Clinic Employees

Dietitian’s tip:

This recipe phone calls for penne, but you can use any kind of pasta you like.

Amount of servings


  1. Healthy carb
  2. Significant Fiber
  3. Small Sodium


  1. 1/3 pound entire-wheat penne pasta
  2. 1 cup chopped asparagus, 1-inch pieces
  3. 1 tablespoon drinking water
  4. 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  5. 1/4 cup chopped fresh new basil, additionally entire leaves for garnish
  6. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  7. 1/eight teaspoon freshly floor black pepper
  8. 2 ounces goat cheese


Fill a significant pot 3/4 entire with drinking water and deliver to boil. Incorporate the pasta and prepare dinner in accordance to the bundle directions. Drain the pasta.

When the pasta is cooking, place the asparagus and drinking water in a microwave-safe bowl. Warmth the asparagus on high ability right up until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes.

In a bowl, mix the cherry tomatoes, basil, garlic and pepper. Incorporate the asparagus, pasta and goat cheese and toss right up until well blended. Area in the refrigerator for at the very least twenty minutes to cool.

Divide the pasta in between the plates. Garnish with fresh new basil leaves and serve.

Nutritional assessment per serving

Serving measurement: About 2 cups

  • Calories 392
  • Complete fat eight g
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Trans fat g
  • Monounsaturated fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 13 mg
  • Sodium a hundred and fifty mg
  • Complete carbohydrate sixty five g
  • Nutritional fiber 10 g
  • Complete sugars 4 g
  • Added sugars g
  • Protein 17 g