Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  216
  • Protein  7 g
  • Carbohydrates  29 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  6 mg
  • Sodium  70 mg
  • Potassium  187 mg
  • Phosphorus  115 mg
  • Calcium  71 mg
  • Fiber  2.7 g

Garlicky Penne Pasta with Asparagus

Garlicky Penne Pasta with Asparagus is a quick and tasty kidney-friendly dish. Add a protein source to make a complete meal.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted Michele, wife of DaVita patient Charlie from North Carolina.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco® hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces penne pasta, uncooked
  •  1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Preparation

  1. Cook pasta according to instructions, omitting salt.
  2. Cut asparagus into 2" pieces. Mince garlic.
  3. In a medium skillet heat olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add asparagus, Tabasco sauce, lemon juice and black pepper to skillet and cook for 6 minutes until tender crisp.
  5. Drain pasta and transfer to a bowl. Add asparagus  and toss.
  6. Top with shredded cheese and serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1-1/2 starch
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices

2

Helpful hints

  • Thicker asparagus stalks may require longer cooking time.
  • Add diced cooked chicken or shrimp to make an entrée dish.
 

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Garlicky Penne Pasta with Asparagus

Callahan says:

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My husband loved this. We have been trying new recipes for his mother who is beginning dialysis. This is a great choice.

May. 20, 2014, 4:17 PM - Inappropriate review?

Garlicky Penne Pasta with Asparagus

lmh12620 says:

5

I really liked this dish! Easy to make too. This is a keeper!

Mar. 08, 2014, 8:22 PM - Inappropriate review?

Garlicky Penne Pasta with Asparagus

RoseannB says:

3

how much lemon juice? not mentioned in ingredients. Dietitian comment: Thanks for the heads up[INVALID]the 2 teaspoons lemon juice is now in the ingredient list.

Jul. 13, 2013, 5:10 AM - Inappropriate review?

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