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Penne with mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes and asparagus

I am a big fan of pasta and this easy and delicious Penne with mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes and asparagus is exquisite.

Penne with mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes and asparagus

Hello my friends, I am writing this I am a big fan of pasta and this easy and delicious Penne with mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes and asparagus is exquisite recipe from Spain :-)

For those that have been following for a while you may know that I am from Spain. I have not visited Spain for two years but yesterday I arrived and I couldn’t be happier.

I am really excited to be here to see my friends and family, and of course, eat REALLY GOOD FOOD. I have also planed a few super good recipes to make while in Spain. I will have much more time to bake and cook, as well as study and relax, since my relatives will be taking care of my kids, so stay tuned for the good goodies to come.

This Penne mushroom and sun dried tomato pasta is one of our new favorite pasta dishes. For me it works great because it literally takes 15-20 minutes to put together, it is super tasty, yummy, filling and healthy all at the same time. I do love pasta so lately I have been trying to add a few new pasta dishes to my repertoire! There is an avocado pasta version to come soon so I hope you like that one too.

Asparagus are now in season, that is why I decided to add them to the dish. You can choose to add other veggies if you like. I have done it using fresh spinach and olives which works really well too. Just get creative or you can just leave the recipe as is.

On another note, the winner for the Health Warrior Chia seed bars has been announced. EMELY BENNET you are the winner, you have 48 hours to respond to the message and contact me otherwise I will have to choose another winner. I love doing giveaways, especially of products that I love. I hope I can secure some more goodies for you to have so stay tuned for that too.

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Well folks, I am going to get in the kitchen in a little while to experiment with some dishes I have in mind. Since I am in Spain I think a few Spanish dishes are in order.

Until then, stay safe and enjoy!

Penne with mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes and asparagus Penne with mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes and asparagus

Here you can see how the sauce looks like with the veggies before I added the penne. I also sprinkled some fresh spinach over it with some pepper flakes when done. This is just optional.

Penne with mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes and asparagus

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Penne with mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes and asparagus

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4-6 servings

Total Time: 20 minutes max!

Ingredients:

1 lb whole wheat penne
8 oz cream cheese
6 oz sun dried tomatos, chopped
20 oz sliced fresh mushrooms
12 oz fresh asparagus, chopped
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp Celtic salt, or to taste
Pepper flakes, optional

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package instructions.

In a heavy bottom sauce pan, over medium to high eat, place the sliced mushrooms and asparagus and cook stirring occasionally until almost tender. About 5 minutes.

Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the cream cheese with some pasta water, about 2-3 tablespoons, and stir until the cream cheese is well incorporated with the veggies. Add the sun dried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese and stir.

Add cooked pasta to the pan and stir until all the cheese is well incorporated through the pasta. You may add some pepper flakes if you like as well as a pinch of salt if need it be.

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Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 6 servings.

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17 Responses to “Penne with mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes and asparagus”

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — June 18, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

    I can’t wait to hear all about your trip back to Spain. I’m into pasta dishes right now so this is right up my alley.

    • Miryam@eatgood4life — June 18th, 2013 @ 4:50 pm

      Thanks :-) I hope you like this one. It is rather simple and very tasty!!

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    honeywhatscooking — June 19, 2013 @ 12:15 am

    This looks absolutely delicious… love sun dried tomatoes in my pasta.
    How lucky that you are in Spain. What part are you visiting? Can’t wait to hear all about it.. post pics. :)

    • Miryam@eatgood4life — June 19th, 2013 @ 6:44 am

      I will try to get some pictures and do a post about it when I get back :-)

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    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche — June 19, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

    This looks amazing, so creamy! And I LOVE asparagus, mushrooms AND sun-dried tomatoes so this is right up my street! Looking forward to the avocado recipe too! :)

    • Miryam@eatgood4life — June 19th, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

      I hope you like it. Let me know if you try it :-)

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 19, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

    Have the time of your life in Spain, Miryam! Step away from that computer, girl, and EAT! ;) I would give anything to be there right now… It’s been my favorite place I’ve ever visited in Europe!

    • Miryam@eatgood4life — June 19th, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

      Oh thanks so much. I am trying, but you don’t have to try hard here in Spain :-) The food so far has been amazing, fish balls, octopus, chorizo….but you know that!! I will try to get some pictures to post in the blog on my return. It shouldn’t be hard since I will be here for a month and a half :-)

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    Amy Tong — June 19, 2013 @ 10:23 pm

    Your pene pasta looks wonderful. Love the sun dried tomato and asparagus in it. :) What the cream cheese is definitely a wonderful way to add some creamy factor into this dish.

    • Miryam@eatgood4life — June 20th, 2013 @ 7:24 am

      Thanks so much and thanks for stopping by :-)

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    Nancy/SpicieFoodie — June 20, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    Enjoy your time in Spain. The pasta look scrumptious and a great healthier recipe to try. Thanks for sharing!

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    Jocelyn @ BruCrew Life — June 21, 2013 @ 12:23 am

    Have fun with your family!! This dish looks spectacular!! YUM!!

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    Emily Bennett — June 26, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    I received my package of chia and I am loving the Healthy Warrior bars- as is my 4 year old and husband. I am going to make some of your chia recipes next. Thanks so much!!!

    • Miryam@eatgood4life — June 26th, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

      Super cool, I was wondering if you got them :-) Good to know. Enjoy!!

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    Harlene — October 23, 2013 @ 10:59 pm

    This looks so easy! Thank you for a quick midweek supper. I am trying to introduce new veggies to my girls and this will be a super yummy way to do so. I am so glad I feel across your blog.

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