Linguine With Asparagus and Pine Nuts


Pasta night just got a lot more delicious.

Linguine with asparagus and pine nuts served in a pasta bowl with white linens
It doesn’t take much to throw together this lovely 25-minute dinner—garlic, pine nuts, asparagus, and Parmesan. Get the recipe. Photo: Romulo Yanes
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 serves

Here, fragrant garlic, toasty pine nuts, and tangy parmesan steal the show. By keeping the asparagus sprigs to 1-inch pieces, the greens cooks evenly and quickly. Don't forget to pair with a crisp, chilled wine—an Italian Lambrusco sounds simply delightful and won't break the bank.


  • 12 ounces linguine (3/4 box)

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup pine nuts

  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 1 cup shaved Parmesan (about 3 ounces)


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain the pasta and return it to the pot.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the pine nuts and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the asparagus and cook, tossing occasionally, until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Add the asparagus mixture to the pasta along with 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the Parmesan before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

612 Calories
27g Fat
70g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 612
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 867mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 25g
Calcium 355mg 27%
Iron 6mg 33%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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