Penne with Asparagus, Jalapeno and Cheddar Cheese

  • Preparation 20 MIN
    Cooking 25 MIN
  • Servings 4



  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta al dente. Reserve 1 cup (250 ml) of the cooking water. Drain and lightly oil the pasta. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, soften the onion and garlic in the oil. Add the sausage and cook until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the asparagus, cover and continue cooking for about 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add the pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the pasta and cheeses. Season with salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly, gradually adding cooking water until the sauce is creamy.


For a spicier dish, keep the seeds and sprinkle with more fresh jalapeno just before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving

Content % Daily Value
Calories 685  
Total Fat 29 g  
Saturated Fat 12 g  
Sodium (salt) 965 mg  
Carbohydrates 72 g  
Fibre 5 g  
Protein 34 g