Gluten Free Asparagus Marinara April 21, 2015 14:17

Our marinara is based on my mother-in-law's legendary family recipe and techniques with slight modifications to make it a bit healthier (we removed the sugar and cut back on salt).

1/2 box gluten free rotini or penne (or regular if you prefer)
1 bunch asparagus
1 jar Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Marinara Sauce
1 tsp olive oil
1 small onion
3 tablespoons red wine
Parmesan Cheese

Bring large pot of water to boil. Blanch asparagus for 2-3 minutes and remove asparagus retaining the water to boil the pasta.

Add pasta to boiling water and boil pasta for 1 - 2 minutes less than package instructions for al-dente. Drain.

While pasta is boiling chop asparagus into bite sized pieces.

In saute pan over medium high heat oil then add the chopped onion and cook for 5 - 7 minutes. Turn heat to high, add red wine to deglaze the pan. Cook for 1 minutes to reduce the wine. Reduce heat to low and add marinara and heat through.

Add drained pasta and asparagus to saute pan mixing thoroughly to coat pasta with sauce.

Serve immediately and top with Parmesan Cheese if desired.

Mangia salute.