Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Categories: Entrées, Pastas


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Recipe Information

Serving Size

1 c


Makes 7 servings

Nutrition Information

One serving is 180 calories, 3 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 60 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, and 7 g protein


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  • 8 oz Linguine, uncooked
  • ½ lb Asparagus, cut in 1 ½-inch pieces
  • 1 c Green peas, frozen and thawed
  • 1 T Margarine
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 1 c Vegetable Stock (Get Fresh! recipe)
  • 1 T Cornstarch
  • ⅔ c Half and half, fat-free
  • 3 T Lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • ¼ t Ground black pepper
  • Dash of ground red pepper
  • Ground black pepper (optional)
  • Lemon slices (optional)


  1. COOK pasta according to package directions, OMITTING salt and fat.
  2. ADD asparagus during last two minutes of cooking time.
  3. PLACE peas in a colander. DRAIN pasta mixture over peas; SET aside.
  4. MELT margarine in a skillet over medium-high heat. ADD garlic to pan; SAUTÉ 1 minute.
  5. COMBINE broth and cornstarch in a small bowl; STIR until well blended and ADD to melted margarine. BRING to a boil.
  6. COOK 1 minute, STIRRING constantly; REMOVE from heat.
  7. STIR in half and half, lemon juice, black pepper and red pepper.
  8. ADD pasta mixture to broth mixture; TOSS gently to coat.
  9. GARNISH with ground black pepper and lemon slices, if desired. SERVE immediately.

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Get Fresh! is an initiative of the Chickasaw Nation. This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or the FDP Grocery Stores, visit