There is no meat in the recipe. It does have butter and cheese in it so I don’t think it qualifies as Vegan but I am sure you could make some adjustments to fix that.
Here is what you need
- 1 lb asparagus
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp brown sugar
- 1 lb penne pasta
- 1/4 lb butter
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese and some additional for when serving
Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees. Remove the tough parts of the asparagus then cut into one inch pieces.
Toss these in the olive oil and 1/4 tsp each of pepper and salt. Put on a lined baking sheet and cook for 10-15 min or until tender.
While those are roasting put the vinegar in a small sauce pan and simmer until about 3 tbsp remain. You can also start boiling your water for the penne and cook those.
Once the vinegar has reduced stir in the brown sugar and 1/4 tsp of pepper and remove from heat.
The vinegar should be thicker and slightly syrupy.
Cut you butter up into slices.
The in a big bowl add the penne, butter, vinegar, asparagus, parmesan, and 1 3/4 tsp salt.
Toss this until the butter and cheese are melted and everything is well coated.
Serve in a bowl with a little extra parmesan sprinkled on top. 🙂
This is one of my husband’s favorites. I have also added chicken or shrimp to this in the past.