Healthified Asparagus Linguine

Healthified Asparagus Linguine

Healthified Asparagus Linguine
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220 fewer calories • 68% less sodium than the original recipeĀ— see the comparison. No fresh asparagus on hand? You can still enjoy this delicious recipe. Microwave frozen asparagus cuts while the pasta cooks then toss all of the ingredients together.


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus spears
  • 8 ounces dried multigrain linguine pasta
  • 1/4 cup shredded fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 package (8 oz) fresh button mushrooms, halved
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Snap off and discard woody bases from fresh asparagus. Rinse. Bias-slice asparagus into 11/2-inch pieces; set aside.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and black pepper; cook and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Add asparagus, mushrooms, wine, and salt to skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, uncovered, for 4 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in butter.
  • Drain pasta; add pasta to vegetables in skillet. Toss gently to combine. Garnish with basil and crushed red pepper.

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