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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Calories 1141 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 1/2 cups penne pasta or any other pasta you like
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp all purpose flour
  • dash salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup shaved parmesan cheese


  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!
Nutrition Facts
Lemon and Asparagus Pasta Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1141 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 1227mg53%
Potassium 1155mg33%
Carbohydrates 152g51%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 59g118%
Vitamin A 2575IU52%
Vitamin C 17.2mg21%
Calcium 1046mg105%
Iron 7.8mg43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.