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Creamy Asparagus Pasta Recipe

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


Submitted by lexi122

Makes 4 servings



Lemon zest ties all the flavors in together

Recipe Ingredients for Creamy Asparagus Pasta

442 g asparagus, trimmed and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 1/2 cups whole milk
4 teaspoons Whole Grain Mustard
4 teaspoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon tarragon, dried
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
4 serving Barilla Whole Grain Penne Pasta

Recipe Directions for Creamy Asparagus Pasta

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 3 minutes less than the package directions. Add asparagus and continue cooking until the pasta and asparagus are just tender, 3 minutes more. Drain and return to the pot.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk milk, mustard, flour, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant and lightly browned, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Whisk in the milk mixture. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, and cook until thickened, 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, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan. Divide the pasta among 4 bowls and top with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 292.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
381
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.1g
17%
Saturated Fat
4.2g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
522mg
22%
Potassium
408mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
55.0g
18%
Dietary Fiber
8.9g
36%
Sugars
9.2g
Protein
18.4g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 28% Iron 905%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very high in iron
  • Very high in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
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