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Asparagus ‘n’ Shrimp with Angel Hair

We’ve all heard that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so when I plan a romantic dinner, this shrimp asparagus pasta with angel hair is one dish I like to serve. It’s easy on the budget and turns out perfectly for two. —Shari Neff, Takoma Park, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 3 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1/2 pound uncooked shrimp (16-20 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped seeded tomato, peeled
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Lemon wedges


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper flakes. In a large skillet or wok, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; stir-fry until pink, 2-3 minutes. Remove; keep warm.
  • In same skillet, stir-fry the next 5 ingredients in remaining oil until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add wine and seasonings. Return shrimp to pan.
  • Drain pasta; add to shrimp mixture and toss gently. Cook and stir until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve with lemon wedges.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To keep pasta from sticking together when cooking, use a large pot with plenty of water. Add a little cooking oil if desired (this also prevents boiling over).
  • There’s nothing like fresh pasta. The process may seem intimidating, but it’s actually very easy to do! All you need is a little time. To get a jump on it, make dough 2 to 3 days in advance and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to roll it out.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1-3/4 cups: 488 calories, 19g fat (4g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 584mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.


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    • Karla
      Jun 3, 2020

      Delicious I doubled everything

    • Carolyn
      May 9, 2020

      The meal was fantastic. However the instructions were vague. Definitely not for a beginner.

    • Catbird513
      Apr 23, 2020

      Absolutely loved this dish! Easy to make and full of flavor! Keeper!

    • Cassandra
      Mar 19, 2020

      I made this last week and we lived it! Making it again tonight. ??

    • Catherine
      Mar 18, 2020

      great leftovers. tasty. easy to make. Now one of the family favorites

    • Alma
      Mar 9, 2020

      Delicious but half cup of broth or wine was not nearly enough to serve with angel hair.

    • Mary
      Mar 6, 2020

      Just the right amount of kick. Family loved it

    • Dick
      Feb 19, 2020

      made this today what a treat, and you can make so many variations to this recipe .

    • Jane
      Feb 19, 2020

      We made this on Sunday. Finished the left overs last night. It was excellent and will make again. Please note it only makes 2 servings. We increased all the ingredients to feed 6 and then had left overs.

    • lshaw
      Jun 15, 2019

      I put this over zoodles--zucchini noodles--and it was great! I've made this twice. Family approved.