Pasta with Asparagus


This is a great low-fat asparagus and pasta dish. I serve it to company all the time. Serve with a fruit salad and French bread.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces

  • ¼ cup chicken broth

  • ½ pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.

  2. Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet. Saute asparagus in the pan over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add chicken broth and mushroom slices; cook 3 minutes more.

  3. Drain pasta, and transfer to a serving dish. Gently toss pasta with asparagus mixture; sprinkle with Parmesan and crushed red pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

281 Calories
8g Fat
39g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 281
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 339mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 13mg 67%
Calcium 149mg 11%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 665mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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