cup (250 ml) large mushrooms
1 bunch asparagus
1 small onion,
parsley leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon basil
2 garlic cloves,
1/2 teaspoon hot
1 cup (250 ml) dry
1 28 oz (796 ml)
can plum tomatoes
1 28 oz (796 ml)
can crushed tomatoes
grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and ground
black pepper to
- Cut mushrooms into large slices.
- Snap and discard tough ends of
- Cut asparagus lengthwise and
then in 1" pieces crosswise.
- Set mushrooms and asparagus
- In a large saucepan, heat oil
over medium heat.
- Add onion, garlic and chili
flakes; cook, stirring occasionally, about
3 to 5 minutes.
- Add mushrooms and asparagus to
pan; cook until tender, about 5 to 8 minutes.
- Add wine and cook until it's
- Add plum tomatoes (halved)
including juice; cook for 5 to 10 minutes, using
the back of a spoon to crush them a bit.
- Add crushed tomatoes and
cheese. Let simmer, about 1 hour.
- Add salt and ground pepper to
- Serve over your favorite pasta.
- Use more Parmesan cheese for
sprinkling over pasta.
Makes 8 servings.
3.5 g protein, 4.8 g fat, 2.7 g dietary fibre, 11 g carbohydrates, 85 mg
calcium, 1.6 mg iron, 44 mcg folacin. Moderate amount of dietary fibre.
Good source of vitamin C and folacin.
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