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Recipe Name: Penne with Roasted Asparagus and Balsamic Butter Difficulty: Easy
Source: Serving Size: 4
Ethnicity: American Comments:
Base: Vegetable can also be made with broccoli - follow directions for roasting asparagus and add another 5 minutes 
Course: Entree
Preparation Time: 30-60 Minutes

1 Pound(s) asparagus
1 Tablespoon(s) olive oil
2 Teaspoon(s) salt
1/2 Teaspoon(s) fresh ground black pepper
1/2 Cup(s) plus 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 Teaspoon(s) brown sugar
1 Pound(s) penne
1/4 Pound(s) butter, cut into pieces
1/3 Cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
Heat the oven to 400. Snap the tough ends off the asparagus and discard them. Cut the spears into 1-inch pieces. Put the asparagus on a baking sheet and toss with the oil and 1/4 tsp each of the salt and pepper. Roast until tender, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, put the vinegar in a small saucepan. Simmer until 3 tbs. remain. Stire in the brown sugar and the remaining 1/4 tsp. pepper. Remove from heat.

Cook the penne in according to directions. Drain and toss with the butter, vinegar, asparagus, Parmesan and the remaining 1 3/4 tsp. salt. Serve with additional Parmesan.

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