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Swiss Angel Hair 'n' Asparagus

 Swiss Angel Hair 'n' Asparagus
I found this recipe in an old community cookbook that I paid 50 cents for at a garage sale! My husband just loves it!—Michele Cornish, Blairstown, New Jersey
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon minced chives
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/4 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, place
  • asparagus in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in.
  • of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 3-5 minutes or until
  • crisp-tender.
  • In a large saucepan, saute mushrooms and chives in butter until
  • tender. Stir in the flour, seasoning blend and salt; gradually add
  • milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Add the Swiss cheese; cook and stir until melted.
  • Drain pasta and place in a large bowl. Add asparagus and cheese
  • sauce; toss to coat. Garnish with Parmesan cheese if desired. Yield:
  • 10 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup (calculated without Parmesan cheese) equals 267 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 212 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.