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Asparagus Shrimp Linguine

My family really enjoys asparagus and shrimp. We often have this on busy weeknights because its healthy and cooks quickly. —Ehnes Wannetta, Eagle Bend, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces uncooked whole wheat linguine
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 wedges The Laughing Cow garlic and herb Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook linguine according to package directions, adding asparagus during the last 3 minutes of cooking.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until tender. Add shrimp and garlic; cook 2-4 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink. Stir in broth; cook over medium heat 1-2 minutes or until liquid is almost evaporated. Add Swiss cheese, lemon juice, salt and pepper; stir until cheese is melted.
  • Drain linguine and asparagus, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water. Stir linguine and asparagus into shrimp mixture, adding enough reserved pasta water to moisten pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
2 cups: 444 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 221mg cholesterol, 685mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 38g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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