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!
1 1/2cupspenne pastaor any other pasta you like
1/2bunchasparaguscut into 1 inch pieces
2tspall purpose flour
dash salt and pepper
1tspolive oilextra virgin
1 1/2tsplemon juice
1/3cupgrated parmesan cheese
1/3cupshaved parmesan cheese
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.
In a medium bowl, whisk milk, mustard, flour, salt and pepper.
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.
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.
Top with remaining shaved Parmesan cheese as a topping. ENJOY!
Lemon and Asparagus Pasta Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1141Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Vitamin A 2575IU52%
Vitamin C 17.2mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.