Important Update: Calorie Count will be shutting down on March 15th. Please click here to read the announcement. Data export is available.

Creamy Asparagus Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Creamy Asparagus Pasta recipe? Learn how to make Creamy Asparagus Pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by wendyb27

Makes 5 servings



Light and creamy pasta dish with a hint of lemon.

Recipe Ingredients for Creamy Asparagus Pasta

12 oz whole wheat penne pasta
3 cups asparagus, cut into inch pieces
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
4 tsp ground mustard
4 tsp flour
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp ground pepper
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp dried tarragon
1 1/2 tsp fresh grated lemon zest
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Creamy Asparagus Pasta

  1. Boil pasta in a large pot. At last 3 minutes of cooking time, add asparagus. After cooking, drain and return to pot.

  2. Whisk milk, cream, mustard, flour, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Heat oil in medium saucepan, add garlic and cook, stirring about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir in milk mixture, bring to a simmer, stirring constantly and cook until thickened, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in tarragon, lemon zest, and juice.

  3. Stir the sauce into the pasta-asparagus mixture. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until the sauce is thick, creamy and coats the pasta. Stir in parmesan.

  4. Serves 5.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 228.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
365
Calories from Fat
88
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.8g
15%
Saturated Fat
3.9g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Sodium
349mg
15%
Potassium
298mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
57.9g
19%
Dietary Fiber
9.5g
38%
Sugars
4.3g
Protein
17.4g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 19% Iron 31%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
Legend

Fat
Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
Other

Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in thiamin
  •  
    Join Calorie Count - It's Easy and Free!
    CREATE FREE ACCOUNT
    Advertisement