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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
14 mins
total:
34 mins
Yield:
6 (1 1/3-cup) servings.
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.

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  • While pasta cooks, snap off tough ends of asparagus. Remove scales from stalks with a vegetable peeler or knife, if desired. Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces; place in a microwave-safe dish. Add 1/4 cup water, and cover. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes; drain.

  • Melt margarine in a medium saucepan over medium heat; add garlic. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add flour; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Gradually add milk, and cook, stirring constantly, 8 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in cream cheese; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Stir in Parmesan cheese.

  • Combine asparagus, cheese sauce, pasta, and beans in a large bowl; toss well. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper, if desired.

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Cooking Light Low-Fat, Low-Calorie Quick and Easy Cookbook

Nutrition Facts

298 calories; calories from fat 22%; fat 7.2g; saturated fat 3.5g; mono fat 0g; poly fat 0g; protein 16.6g; carbohydrates 42.3g; fiber 4.1g; cholesterol 15mg; iron 0mg; sodium 419mg; calcium 0mg.
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