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
410
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 box penne
  • 5 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 2 Cups dry red wine, Cabernet or Merlot
  • 1 Cup chicken stock
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
19%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Protein
11g
23%
Carbs
54g
18%
Vitamin A
309µg
34%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.5%
Vitamin C
13mg
22%
Vitamin E
2mg
12%
Vitamin K
19µg
24%
Calcium
104mg
10%
Fiber
4g
16%
Folate (food)
46µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
45µg
11%
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
65mg
16%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
200mg
29%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
515mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.5%
Sodium
581mg
24%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11%
Zinc
1mg
10%