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Linguine and Asparagus with Creamy Sauce

 
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Creamy sauce is made with both cream cheese and goat cheese, which makes the dish creamy and tasty. Sauteed mushrooms and asparagus are simmered in chicken broth and white wine to enhance the flavor. Toss them all together and serve it as a delicious main dish.

Yield

2

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

45

min

Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

1 teaspoon olive oil
or other vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic
or as needed, freshly minced
1 each shallots
chopped, or 1/2 red onion
*
1 cup mushrooms
cremini, or white button, sliced, 6 to 8
½ pound asparagus
½ cup stock
chicken broth or vegetable broth
¼ can white wine
chablis
*
¼ teaspoon black pepper
*
4 ounces neufchatel cheese
softened
2 ounces goat (chevre) cheese
crumbled
2 tablespoons lemon juice
6 ounces pasta, linguine
1 each sweet red bell peppers
diced

Directions

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium or medium high heat until hot.

Add garlic and onion, stirring often, and cook until very fragrant and onions start to become brown, 4 to 5 minutes.

Stir in mushrooms, and cook until most of moisture is evaporated and mushrooms are browned, about 8 minutes.

Meanwhile snap off tough ends of asparagus.

Remove scales from stalks with a knife or vegtable peeler, if desired.

Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Set aside.

Combine chicken broth, white wine, and pepper in a measuring cup.

Pour mixture into saucepan.

Bring to a boil, add asparagus. Reduce heat to medium low or low and simmer 5 minutes until aspragus become fork tender.

Add two cheeses and lemon juice; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until cheeses melt. Set aside, keep warm.

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain.

Add the sweet bell pepper, pasta into asparagus mixture in the saucepan, toss gently until well coated.

Divide among serving plates and serve warm.

Season with salt and black pepper if desired.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 464g (16.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 62933% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 36%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 534mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 26%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars g
Protein 56g
Vitamin A 73% Vitamin C 155%
Calcium 15% Iron 37%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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