Penne with Red Wine Reduction, Roasted Butternut Squash, Asparagus, and Parmigiano

Penne with Red Wine Reduction, Roasted Butternut Squash, Asparagus, and Parmigiano
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Penne with Red Wine Reduction, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Asparagus with Parmigianino
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Penne with Red Wine Reduction, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Asparagus with Parmigianino

Red wine not only pairs perfectly with pasta, but also serves as a great ingredient to cook your pasta in! Don’t want your wine to go to waste? This is a perfect solution! Plus, the antioxidants in the wine are believed to help prevent heart disease.

8
Servings
291
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • box penne
  • 5  Tablespoons  extra virgin olive oil
  • medium shallot, minced
  • 2  Cups  dry red wine, Cabernet or Merlot
  • 1  Cup  chicken stock
  • bunch asparagus, cut on a bias, 1-inch long
  • 3  Cups  butternut squash, 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/2  Cup  Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shredded
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste

Directions

Turn the oven to 400 degrees F.

Season the butternut squash with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt, and pepper; roast for 10 minutes.

Add the asparagus, seasoned the same way, and roast for an additional 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are slightly brown and thoroughly cooked.

Place a pot of water to boil. Meanwhile, sauté the shallot with the remaining olive oil for 2 minutes, and when it is translucent and thoroughly cooked, about 3 minutes, add the wine and bring to a boil. Reduce by half over high heat, stir in the broth and bring to boil again, and then season with salt and pepper.

Cook the pasta according to the package directions, draining it when it is 3 minutes short of the full cook time. Reserve some of the cooking water.

Toss the pasta with the wine reduction until the sauce is totally reduced and the pasta turns red, adding some cooking water if needed.

Stir in the roasted vegetables and top with the cheese before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
32µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
116mg
12%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
3µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
4mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
67mg
10%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
478mg
32%
Water
62g
2%

Penne Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Penne Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.