Penne with Mushrooms and Spring Vegetables Recipe

Looking for an easy Penne with Mushrooms and Spring Vegetables recipe? Learn how to make Penne with Mushrooms and Spring Vegetables using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by fattbone

Makes 4 servings



Morels, with their earthy mushroom flavor, make this spring pasta special. They grow all over the Northwest in the spring but, as with any wild mushrooms, you should refrain from picking them unless you are, or are with, an expert forager.

Recipe Ingredients for Penne with Mushrooms and Spring Vegetables

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 oz. mushrooms
1 leek
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
3/4 lb. spinach
1/3 lb. asparagus
1 cup lima beans
1/2 tsp. salt
1 lb. penne pasta
2 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Penne with Mushrooms and Spring Vegetables

  1. In a large fry pan over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil. Add the mushrooms, leek, prosciutto and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring occasionally, until the leek is soft, about 2 minutes. Stir in the chard leaves, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chard wilts, 3 to 4 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan three-fourths full of water to a rolling boil over high heat. Add salt and the chard stems and boil until tender, about 3 minutes. Using a wire skimmer, scoop out the stems and add to the fry pan.

  3. Add the asparagus to the boiling water and cook until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. The timing will depend upon the thickness of the spears. Scoop out the asparagus and add to the fry pan. Add the lima beans to the boiling water and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Scoop out the beans and add to the fry pan. Season the vegetables with the coarse salt; keep warm.

  4. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente (tender but firm to the bite), about 10 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Transfer the pasta and the reserved water to a warmed large serving bowl.

  5. Pour the contents of the fry pan over the pasta, add the lemon zest and cheese, and toss well. Serve immediately. Serves 6.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 340.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
589
Calories from Fat
184
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.5g
32%
Saturated Fat
4.5g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
94mg
31%
Sodium
588mg
24%
Potassium
1042mg
30%
Total Carbohydrates
78.8g
26%
Dietary Fiber
5.2g
21%
Sugars
2.9g
Protein
24.3g
Vitamin A 178% Vitamin C 66%
Calcium 28% Iron 49%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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