Linguine With Asparagus & Pine Nuts

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Recipe: #19257

May 24, 2015

"This is a meatless main dish, but would also work with a some pancetta added while cooking the pine nuts and garlic in the oil."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (365.5 g)
  • Calories 610.9
  • Total Fat - 26.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 15.8 mg
  • Sodium - 212.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 79.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 14.5 g
  • Sugars - 4.8 g
  • Protein - 20.4 g
  • Calcium - 320.4 mg
  • Iron - 6.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 13.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain the pasta (reserve 1 cup of the cooking water). Return pasta to the pot.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the pine nuts and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the asparagus and cook, tossing occasionally, until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 3

Add the asparagus mixture to the pasta and season with salt and pepper; toss to combine. (Add some of the reserved cooking water, if desired.)

Step 4

Sprinkle with the Parmesan before serving.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


So quick and easy! I halved this recipe and the only part I changed was to add about 2 tablespoons of cream. Topped with Grana Padano and grated parmesan this made for one fantastic meal, which I truly did enjoy all to myself!


review by:
(13 Oct 2018)


Love this fast and easy pasta! Did have to make a couple of changes. Cut the recipe to two serves, did not have pine nuts, so used unsalted sunflower seeds and a good splash of lemon juice. Did switch up the linguine for soba noodles. We both thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe Mike! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.


review by:
(10 Apr 2016)

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