Pesto Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Roasted Asparagus
recipe and image from "Dang" Delicious
8 ounces medium shell pasta
1 pound asparagus, trimmed
2 TBS olive oil
salt and black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup basil pesto
1/3 cup julienned sun dried tomatoes, drained
1/3 cup diced mozzarella cubes
1. Preheat oven to 450.
2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions, drain well.
3. Place asparagus in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine. Place into oven and roast for 8-12 minutes, or until tender but crisp. Let cool before cutting into 1 inch pieces.
4. In a large bowl, combine pasta, asparagus, pesto, sun dried tomatoes and mozzarella.
My mom made this for us and it was so delicious! We added thinly sliced grilled chicken and oh man, so delicious! This pasta makes 4 servings and we barely had enough because my two year old devoured it!! Yum, that fresh pesto!