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Lemon Asparagus Pasta Recipe

Lil' Luna
This Lemon and Asparagus Pasta is so simple, yet packed with amazing flavor! Made from penne pasta, mixed with asparagus, and covered in a cheesy sauce with just a hint of lemon. 
4.73 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 285 kcal


  • 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 to taste
  • 1 tsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup shaved 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!


Calories: 285kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 15gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 307mgPotassium: 289mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 644IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 261mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Lemon Asparagus Pasta
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