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Healthy Roasted Corn and Asparagus Pesto Pasta

Do you love asparagus?  If so, this simple recipe will delight you for sure.  It combines healthy ingredients that include fresh corn, asparagus, pesto and a touch of lemon.  Serve this Healthy Roasted Corn and Asparagus Pesto Pasta for a quick and easy dinner.

Ingredients for Healthy Corn and Asparagus Pesto Pasta

 

Roasted Corn and Asparagus Pesto Pasta

1 lb asparagus, trimmed

2 corn on the cob

2 tablespoons olive oil 

1 teaspoon each of fresh garlic or garlic powder, salt, and pepper – mixed together

1 lb pasta of your choice (I use gluten free rice pasta)

3/4 cup pesto sauce (I have used the costco brand or make your own)

3 tablespoons pasta water

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 cup parmesan cheese shreds

Roasted Corn and Asparagus Pesto Pasta

How to Make Homemade Pesto Sauce

Do you want to make your own pesto sauce?  Whip together the ingredients below with an immersion blender and you will have a delicious pesto sauce for pasta in 10 minutes.  It’s delicious with hot or cold pasta.

Ingredients for Pesto Sauce

  • 4 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves (just under 3 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted (learn how to toast pine nuts here)
  • 1/2 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil

Pesto sauce can be made using a vitamix blender, food processor or immersion blender.

 

Directions for Roasted Corn and Asparagus Pesto Pasta

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper

Brush corn cobs with olive oil and sprinkle on seasoning mixture

Keep cobs in husk and roast in oven for 30 minutes

Add asparagus to the pan, brush with olive oil and sprinkle on seasoning mixture

Roast in the oven for an additional 15 minutes or until the asparagus are tender

Carefully slice the corn off the cob, set aside

Cook pasta and drain reserving 3 tablespoons pasta water

Stir in pesto sauce and lemon juice and any additional seasoning mixture left over

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Add in corn and asparagus, fold to combine

Plate, garnish with parmesan cheese, and enjoy!

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What is the Best Gluten Free Pasta brand?

There are several great brands of gluten free pasta. I use the Trader Joe’s brand but at times I buy from my local grocery store. I recommend a light and airy noodle of your choice and not penne. Try a bowtie or twist. Here is a list of some pastas available online:

If you want a great option for healthy foods delivered to your home, try the membership club at Thrive Market for healthy organic food options. Go to Thrive Market.  Thrive Market has great gluten free options.

This recipe for spinach lasagna rollups are another great pasta recipe from Healthy Foodie as well as this baked feta pasta.  If you want to try a cold pasta to take to a potluck or serve to a big group, try this healthy pasta salad.

Roasted Corn and Asparagus Pesto Pasta

Nutrition and Facts for Roasted Corn and Asparagus Pesto Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: 4

Roasted Corn and Asparagus Pesto Pasta

 

 

Pesto Pasta Recipe Notes

Pesto pasta is great served with fresh caesar salad and sourdough bread.

Add chicken or fish for added protein

Try making homemade pesto sauce for a homemade fresh entree

This easy recipe for Roasted Corn and Asparagus Pesto Pasta is healthy and great for a tasty dinner.  Comment below how you like it and if you made any healthy substitutions.

 

 

Healthy roasted corn and asparagus pesto pasta

Healthy Roasted Corn and Asparagus Pesto Pasta

Alyse S
Do you love asparagus?  If so, this simple recipe will delight you for sure.  It combines healthy ingredients that include fresh corn, asparagus, pesto and a touch of lemon.  Serve this Healthy Roasted Corn and Asparagus Pesto Pasta for a quick and easy dinner.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 670 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 large corn on the cobs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 tsp fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 pkg pasta
  • 3/4 cup pesto sauce
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese shreds
  • 3 tbsp pasta water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Brush corn cobs with olive oil and sprinkle on seasoning mixture
  • Keep cobs in husk and roast in oven for 30 minutes
  • Add asparagus to the pan, brush with olive oil and sprinkle on seasoning mixture
  • Roast in the oven for an additional 15 minutes or until the asparagus are tender
  • Carefully slice the corn off the cob, set aside
  • Cook pasta and drain reserving 3 tablespoons pasta water
  • Stir in pesto sauce and lemon juice and any additional seasoning mixture left over
  • Add in corn and asparagus, fold to combine
  • Plate, garnish with parmesan cheese, and enjoy!

Notes

Pesto pasta is great served with fresh caesar salad and sourdough bread.
Add chicken or fish for added protein
Try making homemade pesto sauce for a homemade fresh entree
Roasted Corn and Asparagus Pesto Pasta
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