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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 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 whole milk
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 267 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 212mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • gorgeslj
    Apr 24, 2014

    I love this recipe! I followed the recipe pretty close but I didn't have a steam basket so I just boiled the asparagus for about 4 minutes to get them tender. For my seasoning I used lemon pepper and some garlic powder. I also tossed in a fresh minced garlic clove right when the mushrooms were about done and I tossed in green onions because I had those fresh and not chives. I also did not have enough milk on hand so I used half milk and half chicken broth. Turned out great! The cheese was pretty sticky and not as smooth like a sauce should be but we still loved it. The flavor of the Swiss cheese was perfect!

  • Melanie-Obrien
    Apr 21, 2014

    This was delicious and flavorful! I made it with 1.5 cups of milk instead and steamed the asparagus in the microwave to save time and dishes. Wonderful! My husband thought the sauce might hold up better on fettuccine rather than angel hair.

  • librafem
    May 13, 2013

    No comment left

  • 3peeps
    Mar 8, 2013

    Disappointed, but after following the recipe we found it still rather devoid of flavor. :(

  • ReneeC___NCalif
    Apr 27, 2011

    I'm glad I saw this...sounds yummy!

  • polkalady1
    Apr 27, 2011

    I made this recipe for a side for Easter dinner instead of potatoes and some of my guests who don't like asparagus really enjoyed it and had second helpings! Love this recipe!Marge; Port Charlotte, FL

  • aspross
    Oct 6, 2010

    This is so yummy, extremely easy/fast to make, and very versatlie! Next time we are going to add some chicken to make it hearty! We will be making this often, even my 1 year old loved it!