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Whole Wheat Pasta with Asparagus and Sun-dried Tomatoes RecipeWhole Wheat Pasta with Asparagus and Sun-dried Tomatoes


Whole Wheat Pasta with Asparagus and Sun-dried Tomatoes Recipe

This quick and simple dish combines fiber-rich whole wheat pasta and nutritious asparagus. It makes a healthy meal for a busy weeknight that is perfect for the arrival of spring.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 recipe
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.8g
4%Saturated Fat 0.9g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 166mg
Total Carbohydrate 54.5g
Dietary Fiber 9.8g
Sugars 6.6g
Protein 10.6g
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Yield: 4 servings

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 green onions, sliced, whites and greens separated
  • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 8 oz. whole wheat spaghetti or linguine, cooked according to package directions


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add the white portion of the onions and cook for one minute.
  2. Add the asparagus and cook for 4 minutes, until it is slightly tender and bright green. Stir in the sun-dried tomatoes and cook for one more minute.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the basil and salt. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the cooked pasta to the mixing bowl and toss to combine all ingredients.
  5. Divide into four portions and garnish with the remaining greens of the onions before serving.
Lori Rice, M.S., is a nutritional scientist and author with a passion for healthy cooking, exercise physiology, and food photography.
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