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Penne with Pistachios and Asparagus

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1/2 cup pistachios
1 pound thin asparagus, cut into thirds
1/4 cup butter
1 large clove garlic, halved
1 t white pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup half and half
1 t salt
1 pound penne, cooked
1/2 cup parmesan


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toast nuts on a baking sheet for 5-7 minutes. Remove and let cool. Cook asparagus in salt water for 3 minutes. Saute garlic in butter. Remove garlic after 3 minutes. Add asparagus and pepper. Increase heat to high and pour wine. Stir for 1 minute. Pour in half and half over asparagus. Add penne and cheese. Garnish with nuts and more cheese.

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