Lemon and Asparagus Pasta

Main Dishes · Pasta · February 5, 2018

This Lemon and Asparagus Pasta is so simple, yet packed with amazing flavor! Penne (or your favorite) pasta, mixed with asparagus, and covered in a cheesy sauce with just a hint of lemon. Pasta with asparagus has become a new family favorite!

Asparagus Pasta

Pasta with Asparagus

I’m sure you have noticed by now that we are HUGE pasta lovers! We love trying out new pasta dishes (like today’s Lemon and Asparagus Pasta) and love sharing with you our favorites. This next recipe is a new FAV that I think you’ll enjoy just as much as we did. I think we were a little partial since we also love asparagus, and this recipe is loaded with the delicious veggie. It also has cheese, and you just can’t go wrong with cheesy pasta dishes – am I right?!

This Asparagus Pasta was delicious, but we are thinking we will add some cooked chicken strips to go with it. It reminds me a bit of the Chicken and Asparagus Pasta but it obviously has more of a lemon taste to it. Bottom line, if you like lemon, and pasta and asparagus, then you’ll definitely want to try this recipe.

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We think ASPARAGUS is the perfect addition to any pasta dish. It adds a bit of crunch and flavor that most tend to love. In fact, we love the combo so much that we’ve added it to other pasta dishes, including:

Since we’re slightly obsessed with pasta, you can bet we make this as often as we can. Sometimes we use penne pasta, but other times we use gemelli (the pasta that’s pictured). Honestly, any pasta that’s on hand works great. Either way, the whole family enjoys this cheesy pasta with the perfect hint of lemon, and I bet yours will too!

You can complete the meal by also making:

How to Make Asparagus Pasta:

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Lemon and Asparagus Pasta recipe
 
This Lemon and Asparagus Pasta is so simple, yet packed with amazing flavor! Penne (or your favorite) pasta, mixed with asparagus, and covered in a cheesy sauce with just a hint of lemon. Pasta with asparagus has become a new family favorite!
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups penne pasta (or any other pasta you like)
  • ½ bunch asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¾ C. whole milk
  • 2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. all-purpose flour
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1½ tsp. lemon juice
  • ⅓ grated Parmesan Cheese
  • ⅓ cup shaved Parmesan Cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta in boiling water for 6 minutes. Add asparagus and continue cooking until just tender (about 3-5 more minutes). Drain and return to the pot.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk milk, mustard, flour, salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a small saucepan on medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant and lightly browned (stirring constantly) about 1 minute. Pour in the milk mixture and whisk. Continue stirring as you bring to a simmer. Cook until thick, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in lemon zest and juice.
  4. Stir this sauce into the pasta and cook over medium-high heat. Cook until sauce is thick and creamy. Mix grated Parmesan cheese into the pasta.
  5. Top with remaining shaved Parmesan cheese as a topping. ENJOY!

Recipe adapted from Recipe.com.

If you like this recipe, you’ll want to check out this one as well:

Triple Cheddar Chicken Pasta

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    Bella

    I just made this and loved it! So easy and so yummy.

    Liz

    Thank you Kristyn. Love pasta dishes.

    Jessica

    Just made this for “meatless Monday,” and it was delicious! Added some kale to the pasta and asparagus before stirring in sauce, and added toasted almond slivers to the garnish to a little extra meatless oomph. Otherwise followed recipe as written. It’s a keeper!

      Lil' Luna

      Love what you added!! We love this recipe and I’m so happy that you liked it as well:) Thank you!

    Debbie

    Loved this sauce! I sautéed my asparagus with garlic and some capers instead of boiling it with the noodles (texture thing for me). The sauce was surprisingly light, but coated the noodles well. We also grilled marinated chicken breasts to add to it. My husband and I both liked it, so we will definitely make it again. Thanks for sharing!

      Lil' Luna

      Oh, those sound wonderful..what great changes!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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    A great and new dish from the familiar ingredients. Most importantly, you teach very detailed and easy to understand. Thanks a lot. I will cook for my family.

      Lil' Luna

      Oh, thank you so much! I hope your family likes it 🙂

    Brittany @ Paw Prints in the Kitchen

    Just pinned this recipe and cannot wait to try it! I love asparagus and am always looking for new ways to eat it instead of just roasted or grilled.

      Lil' Luna

      Then you’ll love this! I hope you like it 🙂 Thank you!

    Kym

    I was wondering how much lemon zest to use? I see the zest in the directions but not in the ingredient list. Thanks!

      Kristyn Merkley

      Sorry 🙂 You can add a tsp or as much as you liked…depending on how much lemon you like 🙂 Hope that helps!

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