Asparagus-Mushroom Primavera

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Two of my favorite things: Asparagus and mushrooms. Recipe is from Better Homes and Gardens. This makes four servings if all are satisfied with 1 1/2 cups each.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Snap off and discard woody base of fresh asparagus.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Bias-slice asparagus into 1 1/2 inch pieces; set aside.
  4. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  5. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  6. Add garlic and black pepper; cook and stir for 30 seconds.
  7. Add asparagus, mushrooms, chicken broth or wine, and 1/4 t salt.
  8. Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
  9. Cook, uncovered, for 4 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  10. Remove from heat; stir in butter.
  11. Drain pasta; add pasta to vegetables in skillet.
  12. Toss gently to combine.
  13. Garnish with basil and crushed red pepper.
Most Helpful

Really love this one. Easy to throw together and very fresh tasting. Left a mild tingle in our mouths from the red pepper flakes. Quite filling and something I would want to have again. Thanks,Lainey.

ratherbeswimmin' August 29, 2011

Mine was a little too "wine" tasting so I turned it into a quick cream sauce with half & half, parm cheese and a little cornstarch. Could have been the wine I used - not sure. Anyhoo, this used up some asparagus, wine and mushrooms that were dying in the fridge so I thank you for a QUICK meal. I also liked that this was a smaller meal size, perfect for 2 people. Made for Photo Tag.

JanuaryBride November 24, 2009