Penne with Asparagus and Mushroom

Penne Pasta with Asparagus and Mushrooms

  • Author: Loreto
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Pasta, Vegetarian


I don’t think there is a day that I wouldn’t love a plate of Penne Pasta. Today, with some nice vegetables like Asparagus and Mushrooms, perfect for spring.


  • 200 grams Penne rigate pasta
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon white truffle oil
  • 2 small yellow onions
  • 1 bundle of asparagus, washed and trimmed
  • 5 chanterelle mushrooms, washed and chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/8 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano


  1. In a large pot bring water and salt to boil, tasting the water for saltiness.
  2. Take asparagus and cut off stems about 1-2 inches, wash and put in boiling water, cook for about 8 minutes, take out of water and place on cutting board, cutting at a diagonal 2 inch pieces.
  3. In a sautée pan add 2 tablespoons olive oil and bring to a medium to high heat.
  4. Toss in onions and garlic, sauté for a bit then add mushrooms and asparagus.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste then add white wine and stir till wine dissipates.
  6. Add in the truffle oil, a quick toss and then take off heat.
  7. Place Penne into the boiling water that the asparagus was boiled in.
  8. Cook pasta as per instructions on package. I usually taste the pasta a few minutes before to make sure it is a bit undercooked as I will finish it in the pan with the vegetables.
  9. Drain pasta and leave just a bit of water.
  10. Place sautéed vegetables on heat again, add pasta and water and cook till water dissipates.
  11. Finish dish with a drizzle of olive oil, a dusting of parmigiano, and a sprinkle of chopped parsley.
  12. You’re set.
  13. Enjoy with a nice glass of either red or white wine of your choice (I had it with a homemade Merlot 2014).


  • Serving Size: 2 servings
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