Clean Eating Garlic Asparagus Penne Pasta Recipe

Clean Eating Garlic Asparagus Penne Pasta

A delicious yet simple dish you can enjoy any night of the week. It makes great leftovers for lunch the next day too! I always make a double batch.

Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Calories 489 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 lb. whole grain penne pasta (cooked separately to package directions)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil (+ more if needed for cooking)
  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus (cleaned and roughly chopped)
  • 12 medium garlic cloves (minced)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
US Customary - Metric


  1. Set your pasta to cook.

  2. In a skillet, warm the oil.

  3. Add the asparagus and sauté for about 2 minutes.

  4. Stir in the minced garlic and add a pinch of salt.

  5. Continue cooking until the asparagus is cooked to your liking. (Add more oil if the pan dries out)

  6. When done, add the pasta to the skillet and stir to combine everything, seasoning with a bit more salt if needed.

  7. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Garlic Asparagus Penne Pasta
Amount Per Serving (0.25 the recipe)
Calories 489 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 526mg15%
Carbohydrates 90g30%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 1490IU30%
Vitamin C 17.2mg21%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 7.1mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.