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Healthified Asparagus Linguine

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220 fewer calories • 68% less sodium than the original recipe. No fresh asparagus on hand? You can still enjoy this delicious recipe. Microwave frozen Green Giant Simply Steam® Asparagus Cuts while the pasta cooks then toss all of the ingredients together.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
pound fresh asparagus spears
8
ounces dried multigrain linguine pasta
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
1/4
cup shredded fresh basil
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper

Directions

  • 1 Snap off and discard woody bases from fresh asparagus. Rinse. Bias-slice asparagus into 11/2-inch pieces; set aside.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 Drain pasta; add pasta to vegetables in skillet. Toss gently to combine. Garnish with basil and crushed red pepper.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 220
  • Fat Reduced By 15g
  • Dietary Fiber Added 2g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
46g
46%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

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Before After
8 ounces fresh asparagus spears 1 pound fresh asparagus spears
12 ounces dried linguine pasta 8 ounces dried multigrain linguine pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic salt 4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons dry white wine 1/4 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons whipping cream 1/4 cup shredded fresh basil
1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (2 ounces)
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
520 (before)
300 (after)
Cholesterol
 
 
35 mg (before)
10 mg (after)
Dietary Fiber
 
 
4 g (before)
6 g (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
12 g (before)
2 1/2 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
610 mg (before)
200 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
23 g (before)
8 g (after)
Vitamin C (%DV)
 
 
15 (before)
30 (after)

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/16/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
46g
46%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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